Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Garden Birds

Garden Birds

Since the RSPB annual bird watch is next weekend I though that I'd up the bird feed and start to see what can be attracted in preparation. Over December and early January there wasn't much food in the bird feeders and the birds were staying in the field and hedges. After a few days of feeding more, they start to appear in the front garden in greater numbers.

Today, sunny cold start to the day, there were:

2 Blue Tits
2 Great Tits
5 Long Tailed Tits
1 Blackbird
5 House Sparrows
2 Dunnocks
1 Robin
1 Wren in the front hedge

In the field as I am spreading manure there are the following pulling up worms,

1 Robin
2 House Sparrows
1 Wren
2 Dunnocks
2 Blackbirds

If I stop digging and working for a while there is a Pigeon and Magpie that appear. 

The Barn Owl made a brief fly past first thing as it normally does although this only once in a while flies over the field and sticks to the neighbour's field.

Around the house, garden and field there are 3 Wrens, one near the compost heap as there always is, one in the front garden and another near the green house. They obviously have their own little territories. Also the Robin that keeps coming into the front garden is the same one that lives in the roadside hedge and appears on the manure next to the roadside manure heap but another Robin lives on the field side in and around the Hawthorn trees and keeps appearing on the manure that is being spread on the vegetable beds that side. 

The 2 Tree Sparrows that were hanging around with the House Sparrows haven't been seen for a few months now.

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