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Birds not only use water to drink, but they also bathe in it, helping them fluff up their feathers to insulate themselves against the cold. Experts have also found that clean birds are more streamlined, so can escape from predators quickly. Our bird
certainly in trouble and will need help. Pick the hedgehog up using an old towel or a pair of thick gardening gloves. Keep it warm by placing it on a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel, in a high-sided box lined with newspaper, and then place another towel
, the dodgy walnuts, the last of the Christmas pudding… in fact, most food scraps (except turkey, goose or chicken remains, or anything too salty or sugary). Every little really does help. And, finally, don’t forget to provide a regular supply of fresh water.
, and they are the flecks of white that litter a rather water-logged Dulwich Park and Peckham Rye as I take a year-end cycle round my local manor.Today, no-one bats an eye at them, but things were not always so. Black-headed gulls only started to appear in urban
loudly. I put the theory to test by removing the bin lid, emptying a bucket of cold water on to the heap every day and hitting the bin with a rake whenever I went past. The rat was indeed evicted, but it always returned within a few days. There’s a limit