Here you will find news about what is happening in my garden; last updated on Saturday, 15 April 2017. There are also the nest box diaries to read.
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The number and variety of birds visiting the garden has reduced this month.
A couple of male Blackbirds are occasional visitors and the absence of females suggests that they are perhaps sitting on eggs. A mistle Thrush has been heard singing on a few mornings but there has been no sign of the Song Thrush.
A surprise visitor to the bird bath was a Carrion Crow - it stayed a short while for a drink.
Just a solitary Collared Dove is seen in the garden and no more than a couple of Wood Pigeons.
The Dunnock is see much less but it is still around because it can be heard singing most days.
Up to 4 Goldfinches are regular visors to the niger seed and sunflower hearts and frequent squabbles breakout between them. Two or 3 Greenfinches are also visiting the feeders, preferring black sunflower seeds.
Quite a few House Sparrows are still about, which is so heartening after they had all but disappeared from the garden - a maximum of 12 have been in the garden at any one time, feeding on suet and sunflower hearts and bathing in the dry earth or bird bath.
A Magpie continues to visit, occasionally drinking water from the bird bath but more often searching for spiders along the fence.
Up to 3 Robins have been in the garden - and three means trouble! There are at least 2 pairs nesting in nearby and our garden appears to be the boundary of the two territories.
The little Wren has been heard but not seen.
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