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Here you will find news about what is happening in my garden; last updated on Sunday, 19 February 2017. There are also the nest box diaries to read.

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February 2017

This month continues to see an increased number of birds and species visiting the garden. More and more of them appear to be paired up too and there is bird song from Robins, Wrens, Blackbirds, Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush.

Up to 4 Blackbirds are in the garden, rummaging among leaf litter for insects, bathing in the bird bath or chasing one another. A Song Thrush is also a regular visitor, generally skulking among the shrubs. A Mistle Thrush is heard singing most mornings but has not been seen in the garden.

A couple of Blue Tits and Great Tits continue to be regular visitors to the feeders. A pair of Long-tailed Tits have started to visit the garden to feed on the suet - it seems like they could be nest-building.

A couple of Greenfinches and up to 7 Goldfinches are feeding on sunflower seeds and hearts respectively. A handsome male Bullfinch has been seen on the garden perimeter, feeding on the dead blackberries of a neighbour's bramble.

The number of House Sparrows has reduced but there are still up to 6 or so visiting: feeding on sunflower hearts, sunflower seeds, niger seed and suet, foraging on the ground, bathing in the bird bath and licking salt that is exuding from brickwork.

A couple of Dunnocks are often in the garden, searching for seeds and insects on the ground. Occasionally, they feed on sunflower hearts.

A Robin continues to visit more or less every day, feeding on sunflower hearts and drinking from or bathing in the bird bath, and can be heard singing almost all day long.

A couple of Magpies are visiting regularly, looking for spiders and insects along the fences.

There are up to 3 Wood Pigeons visiting some days and up to 5 Collared Doves. A couple of Collared Doves are also frequent visitors.

A couple of Wren are visiting and, when they are in the garden at the same time, chases ensue.

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