04 Apr 2013 In the Garden

04th April 2013
As I didn’t manage to leave the house other than to go to the shops over the Easter holiday I had to make do with taking photographs in the garden or indoors.

Luckily I do have some bird feeders in the garden and although I’m not keen on taking photos of birds on the feeders sometimes you don’t have a choice.


House Sparrow

Having looked at the list of the top twenty five garden birds found in the recent RSPB garden survey I think I can safely say the birds we see in our garden are consistent with the list certainly up to 15th although I’ve never seen a feral pigeon actually in the garden..


Goldfinch feeding on leaf buds

Rank Species

1 House sparrow
2 Blackbird
3 Blue tit
4 Starling
5 Woodpigeon
6 Chaffinch
7 Great tit
8 Goldfinch
9 Robin
10 Collared dove
11 Dunnock
12 Magpie
13 Coal tit
14 Feral pigeon
15 Greenfinch
16 Jackdaw
17 Carrion crow
18 Common gull
19 Long-tailed tit
20 Wren
21 Fieldfare
22 Song thrush
23 Rook
24 Pheasant
25 Great spotted woodpecker

From 16 to 25 we have seen Carrion Crow, Long-tailed tit, Wren,and Song Thrush.


Long-tailed Tit

During the last twelve months we’ve also seen Goldcrest and Redpoll and since Christmas we’ve also seen Brambling, Siskin & Reed Bunting; we regularly have five or six Reed Buntings in the garden.


Female Reed Bunting


Siskin

Thanks for reading.

Andy

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