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The ultimate guide to deterring garden pests naturally

Peter McNish

How to protect your garden from animals  What can a wildlife loving gardener do when their peaceful haven has been taken over by rabbits, squirrels, cats and other furry creatures who like to cause mayhem? Your first reaction might be to turn into Elmer Fudd. However, we have some better natural alternatives. How to deter squirrels The best defense is a good offence holds true when it comes to squirrels. Of course, you can still use squirrel-proof feeders to stop them stealing your bird food, but it might also be worthwhile thinking about supplying squirrels with their own food source,...

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CJ Wildlife and Kennedy Wild Bird Food - What’s The Difference?

Peter McNish

Cheapest Place for Wild Bird Food Following our bird food price comparison chart, here at Kennedy, we decided to create a series of blogs that delve a little deeper into our prices when compared with the other big UK brands. This month, we decided to look at CJ Wildlife, arguably the most well-known bird feed supplier in the UK. Kennedy Wild Bird Food Premium Grade Sunflower Hearts– £4 cheaper for 5kg more compared to CJ Wildlife Sunflower Hearts are a firm favourite with all birds. They provide the perfect energy boost all year round and are packed with protein and...

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The Big Garden Birdwatch Results 2017

Peter McNish


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A Children's Easter Egg Hunt With a Twist!

Peter McNish

Bird eggs and nests are a fascinating part of ornithology  Did you know that house sparrows are a messy bunch who make their nests with pretty much anything they can pull together? On the other hand, robins are tidy and their beautiful nests consist of twigs, grass mosses and lichen, all carefully woven together.  With Easter less than a week away, and nesting season well underway, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our fun-filled Easter egg hunt. Perfect for children of all ages, you will find our Easter egg hunt offers a fresh take on the...

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How to use mealworms as bird food

Peter McNish

Feeding mealworms as bird food Birds love insects, and adding mealworms to your feeder is simpler than you think. Whether live mealworms or dried mealworms, these insects will be a nutritious snack that will be adored by hungry nestlings and breeding birds. By feeding them as a bird food source you will be unleashing an entirely new method of attracting different birds to your garden About Mealworms The Kennedy mealworms are the larvae of the flour beetle, a native British beetle. They are scientifically known as Tribolium confusum, or darkling beetles. The larvae itself can be referred to as golden...

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