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How to feed your garden birds without attracting rats

Worried that Feeding garden birds will attract rats?

Tom Waters, one of the RSPB's wildlife advisors, said: "We have lots of calls from people who've spotted rats in their garden and are worried they will have to stop feeding their garden birds.

But as long as a little common sense is exercised, you can keep the birds in your garden happy and well fed without ever having to see another rat again."

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British Bird of the Month: Goldfinch

Characteristics

This small finch is strikingly colourful with a bright red face, golden brown body and bright yellow wing bars. It is noticeably more slender and dainty than its chaffinch and greenfinch relatives. They have a delightful liquid twittering song and call which is what usually first attracts you to their presence.

They can be found where there are scattered bushes and trees, rough ground with thistles and other seeding plants. They are year round residents, but are absent from the extreme north-west. They are even now common in Australasia after being introduced by settlers.

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Seed Spotlight: Layers Pellets + Mash with Bokashi!

Wiggly Bokashi is a revolutionary material. Made right here on the farm, it's based on bran which has been 'inoculated' with beneficial micro-organisms. Now it's available dry-mixed with a top quality Layers Mash for feeding to domestic chickens and ducks (suitable for birds over the age of 17 weeks).

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