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Wren
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News Report

Here you will find news about what is happening in my garden; last updated on Sunday, 25 February 2018. There are also the nest box diaries to read.

Blue Tits in my Nest Box Blue Tits in my Nest Box follows the day-to-day nesting activities of a family of adorable Blue Tits in a nest box fitted with a camera. The book is available as an e-book with all proceeds going to British Garden Birds. More details...

February 2018

The bird activity in the garden during February has been extremely varied - some days there may be a throng of birds, busily feeding around the garden  and on other days, nothing.

Up to 4 Blackbirds may be in the garden, but there are probably double that number in the immediate neighbourhood.

A couple of Blue Tits, a single Great Tit and a couple of Coal Tits continue to be fairly regular visitors each day; mostly feeding on sunflower hearts. A pair of Long-tailed Tits were a very pleasant surprise towards the end of the month, feeding on the suet balls.

The number of Collared Doves has fallen to 4 and these are often joined by a couple of Woodpigeons visiting the garden, foraging for spilled seeds around the feeders but also elsewhere in the garden. An annoying flock of feral pigeons is in the neighbourhood, which often spooks the other birds when it takes flight.

The Dunnock is in the garden most days but is very elusive. There are up to 9 House Sparrows visiting, though some days we see none.

There are 3 Robins in the neighbourhood. When there are two in the garden, a squabble is guaranteed.

Finches have also reduced in number with just a couple of Goldfinches and a solitary Greenfinch visiting the sunflower heart and seed feeders.

There have been no sightings of the Bullfinch or Song Thrushes that were seen in January.

Another scarce visitor to our garden has been most welcome - a dainty Goldcrest alighted on the sunflower hearts and appeared to feed on the fragments that remained on the base of the feeder.

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