Bird Brain

Always had a question about birds but didn’t know who to ask? Here you’ll find the answers to some of the most common questions about birds.

Robin On A Spade

Why Are Robins So Friendly?

Cormorants Roosting

Where Do Birds Sleep At Night?


How Do Birds Fly?

Feral Pigeons

Why Don’t You See Baby Pigeons?

Scarlet Honeyeater

How Do Birds See Colour?


Why Do Flamingos Stand On One Leg?

Sparrow Eating Breadcrumbs

Is It OK To Feed Bread To Birds?


Can Birds Smell?


Has A Nightingale Ever Sung In Berkeley Square?

Pair Of Macaws

Do Birds Go Grey With Age?

Chicken Crossing The Road

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?


How Many Birds Are In The 12 Days Of Christmas Carol?

Common Swift

Is It True Swifts Can’t Take Off From The Ground?


Why Do Birds Migrate?

Birds On A Window Frame

Why Do Birds Peck At Windows?

Herring Gulls

Is It Wrong To Call Gulls Seagulls?


Why Do Ostriches Bury Their Heads In The Sand?

Singing Robin

Why Do Birds Sing At Night?

Red Kite

What Is The Collective Noun For Red Kites?

Black-Headed Gull Looking For Worms

Why Do Gulls Perform A Rain Dance?

Nictitating Membrane

Do Birds Blink?


Do Birds Have Nipples?

Robin Eggs

Are Robins’ Eggs Blue?


Do Birds Have Belly Buttons?

Swan Heart

Do Swans Mate For Life?

Long-Tailed Tits At Feeder

How Do Birds Find Food?


Can Birds Fly Backwards?

Blackbird Nest

If I Handle A Baby Bird Will Its Mother Reject It?

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Headaches?

Mandarin Duck

Does A Duck’s Quack Echo?

Mute Swan

Has A Swan Ever Broken Someone’s Arm?

Sparrowhawk With Prey

What Do Sparrowhawks Eat?


Does Britain Have Any Endemic Bird Species?

White Mandarin Duck

How Rare Are Albino Birds?

Great Horned Owl

Do Birds Have Ears?


Where Have All The Siskins Gone?

Ring-Necked Parakeet

Did Jimi Hendrix Release Green Parrots Into London’s Parks?

Sunbathing Dunnock

Why Do Birds Sunbathe?

Squirrel Eating Bird Food

Is It Legal To Kill Squirrels That Are Stealing My Bird Food?


What Do Ducks Eat?

A Pair Of Robins

How Can You Tell Male And Female Robins Apart?

Eggs In A Nest

What Are Eggshells Made Of?

Goldfinches In The Rain

Where Do Birds Go In The Rain?

Goose Tomia

Do Birds Have Teeth?

Quail Eggs

Can I Collect Birds’ Eggs?

Carrion Crow

Why Is A Group Of Crows Called A Murder?

Robin In The Snow

Why Are Robins Associated With Christmas?

Long-Tailed Tit In The Snow

How Do Birds Keep Warm In Winter?

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