Here you will find news about what is happening in my garden; last updated on Sunday, 12 March 2017. There are also the nest box diaries to read.
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March has so far continued where February left off - a good number of species using the garden for feeding and bathing.
There are at least 5 Blackbirds in the neighbourhood with up to 4 visiting the garden at any one time; foraging among leaf litter, flying at the suet balls and bathing in the bird bath. A Song Thrush is continuing to visit but spends most of its time among the shrubs.
Blue Tits and Great Tits continue to visit the feeders. A Coal Tit has started to visit again - usually taking a sunflower seed. A pair of Long-tailed Tits have started to visit the garden to feed on the suet, apparently leaving off from nest-building.
A couple of Greenfinches and up to 4 Goldfinches are feeding on sunflower seeds and hearts respectively. There has been no further sighting of the male Bullfinch that was seen briefly last month.
There are up to 7 House Sparrows 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. A Robin continues to visit daily, feeding on sunflower hearts.
A couple of Magpies are visiting regularly, looking for spiders and insects along the fences.
There are 2 Wood Pigeons and a solitary Collared Dove visiting most days.
A Wren is seen now and then, foraging among the plants and rockery for insects.
On the 12th day the first Chiffchaff was heard singing.
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