The secret life of birds: follow this advice for birdwatcher beginners and you’ll be flying it

Are there suddenly more birds? No, we can just hear them now. If you’re looking at birds, you’re birdwatching, says Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland – a group with loads of great resources to help you identify your new feathered friends

3rd May, 2020
A well-placed feeder will attract many species of birds to your garden

Staring longingly out the window is now a national pastime. But out there, people are increasingly realising, is not emptiness. There’s a whole bird world moving on, unaware of our human concerns. With nesting season and migration northwards in full swing, rare sightings of white-tailed sea eagles making headlines, traffic to Birdwatch Ireland’s website up 400 per cent and a nation in need of gentle, calming pursuits, there’s never been a better nor a more...

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