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Feeding garden birds
  1. John E. Cooper,
  2. Margaret E. Cooper and
  3. Simon King
  1. Wildlife Health Services, Norfolk PE32 1JQ
  2. John E Haith Ltd, Genesis Way, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN37 9TU
  1. email: ngagi2{at}

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The recent report from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)1 presented scientific evidence that providing garden birds with supplementary diets supports and augments the numbers of garden birds in Britain.

The findings detailed in the BTO study are to be welcomed. For years there has been debate, sometimes a degree of acrimony, regarding the pros and cons of garden bird feeding. The British have long been enjoying the company of birds in their gardens by providing them with food; however, the real pioneer and initial proponent of the …

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