News items which first appeared on SpaceForNature during December 2004.
December 30th 2004Early bird survey results
As expected, both Robin and Blackbird turned out to be very early visitors to garden feeding stations in the recent 'Early Bird' survey.
December 20th 2004Early bird survey
BBC Radio 4's Today Program and the BTO joined forces to conduct a mid-winter survey to establish the order in which birds first come to bird feeders in the morning.
December 20th 2004Quiet September gardens were due to summer rain
The BTO say that widespread reports of 'birdless' gardens in late September may have been because of a glut of food on farmland caused by the summer rains.
December 20th 2004Mammals move into gardens
The Mammal's Trust has found that Britain's endangered mammals are moving into urban areas in greater numbers than ever before.
December 13th 2004Trust give wildlife gardening advice
Notts Wildlife Trust have launched a new leaflet for people interested in gardening for wildlife.
December 13th 2004New research into decline of house sparrow
The RSPB have announced a major new research project to throw more light on the reasons behind the decline of the house sparrow in the nation's capital.
December 13th 2004BBC competition for eco-friendly garden
The BBC have launched a competition to find the best design for an eco-friendly garden.
December 6th 2004Waxwings invade Ireland
Waxwings have appeared as far west as Ireland in much greater numbers than usual this year.
December 6th 2004Polecats: coming to a garden near you?
After near extinction in Britain in the early part of the 20th century, Polecats are making a comeback.
December 6th 2004Put fat into birds - not drains
The RSPB and Northumbrian Water have joined forces to urge people to use waste fat to feed garden birds.
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