Shaftesbury Area Garden Birds With Alex Chapman

Shaftesbury bird expert Alex Chapman presents the latest in his series about North Dorset birdlife.

Alex tells us how to identify garden birds and offers advice on what to feed them to encourage their return.

Listen 30:06.

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