It is entirely possible to tame wild birds, but relatively few have actually been domesticated. We’ve been feeding wild birds with seed over the winter, and protecting House Martin nests for just over a year now at Sheepskin Towers. The results have gone further than we’d hoped. We’re starting to tame wild birds that visit the … Read more Taming Wild Birds – Can You Tame Wild Birds?
Just about everything is dangerous to birds; chocolate, avocado, onion and garlic… That’s why we seem to Google “Is [insert everyday item] safe for birds” several times a day! The trouble is they seem to love getting into mischief, add to that an unhealthy dose of urban myths and one wonders that they survive at … Read more Is [insert everyday item] Safe For Birds?
Pigeons Rock (Doves) People love doves, they are a symbol of peace, their gentle coo warms our hearts and brings a warm glow to bodies but not so the pigeon. Seen a plenty on our streets the humble pigeon, often called a sky rat, is hated by many. There is a slight problem with this … Read more Pigeons Rock (Doves)
Pigeons nesting on a balcony in Torquay. Had to share this with you. A friend has had multiple generations of the same family of pigeons nesting on a balcony in his flat in Torquay! The latest chick is doing well and mum, dad and aunts and uncles attend to its every need. This baby is … Read more These pigeons nesting on a balcony return every year.
We all need friends, especially in these divided times. It’s worth remembering that friends come in all shape and sizes. They come in different colours. They come with different languages, different clothes, different food, music, the lot. Even when they may seem so different, the need for companionship is near universal. So when we nervously … Read more Friends come in all shapes and sizes