What birds do you get in your garden

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  1. davanne

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    When we lived in Lancashire we used to have quite a few birds in the garden but since moving here to South Wales we have a lot more species visiting us. We are lucky that we have woodland surrounding two sides of the garden.
    This morning we were visited by a mistle thrush and one night last week we had a tawny owl.
    Our regulars are
    Blue tits
    Coal tits
    Long tailed tits
    Great tits
    Chaffinch
    Bull finch
    Greenfinch
    Sparrows
    Dunnocks
    Woodpeckers
    Collared dove
    Robins
    Sparrow hawk
    Starlings
    Wrens
    Pied wagtails
    Blackbirds
    Nuthatches
    Jays
    We don’t seem to get the bigger birds like crows and jackdaws and magpies but they seem to go into our neighbours garden
     
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  2. DavidG58

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    I set myself a target of tying to photograph all the birds we have seen in our garden

    not doing too well at that yet, the small ones really don't seem to sit still for long at all

    our best bird to date was a gold crest, seen it several times even over last winter, we pretty much see the same as you, but we do get the big birds in with the small, but my neighbours don't feed them

    our other regular especially in the snow is a yellow hammer

    plus we get a lot of gold finch

    I will resurrect my photographic challenge and try to get at least one a week on here, I do have a few already taken to get started
     
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    At the moment I have a variety of garden birds on the feeders. Occasional Wrens. Mostly mixed Tits, Sparrows and greedy Jackdaws. Woodpigeons cleaning up spilled seeds. About 25 winter resident Starlings every morning for a breakfast of mealworms.

    Goldfinches extracting seeds from the tiny pine cones on the conifers.

    A pied Wagtail has taken up residence. He/she threatened and chased away one of the Robins. Never seen that before.
     
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    Our robin and pied wagtail had an aerial fight the other day not sure which one one
    I will do the same David and try to get photographs
     
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    image.jpeg Seagulls and pigeons. Downside of living by the sea but only have to go a few miles inland for more variety.
    I took this in January at Newton Abbot.
     
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    We don't get a great variety but it amuses me to see the different personalities of the ones we do get.

    Blackbird - My mum taught me to share and I'm OK with that.
    Robin - This is MY garden so get the f**k out of here.
    Pidgeons - Oooh look, a full bird table. Let's see if I can clear it in under 2 minutes.
    Starlings - Let's chuck everything all over the place and then squabble over what's left.
    Rooks - Stuff your face! Stuff your face! Stuff your face!
    Blue Tits - I'm a very fussy eater. I hope those nuts are fresh.
    Partridges - What day is it? Who am I? Where am I? How do I get out of here?
     
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    We get a very similar list to @davanne but would add Parakeets, Pheasant and Partridge. We are surrounded by houses???

    Had 7 of the following on the feeder at the same time this year DSC03036.jpg
     
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    How very true ....and our little wren rushes about as quick as she can and then dives behind plant pots if anything comes near her she’s so timid
    The long tailed tits are like a group of rowdy teenagers
     
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    Our regulars are
    Blue tits
    Coal tits
    Long tailed tits
    Great tits
    Gold finches
    Chaffinch
    Bull finch
    Greenfinch
    Sparrows
    Collared dove
    Pigeons
    Robins
    Wrens
    Blackbirds
    Magpies
    Had two Nuthatches for one day.
     
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    We love the nuthatches they walk upside down down the post of the bird feeder

    Forgot to say we have red kites that fly overhead most days.
     
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    As you can imagine a huge difference between the last house in Cornwall and here in Skye.

    Here, the commonest birds are hooded crows, but also quite a few blackbirds, occasional thrushes, regular blue/ great/ long-tailed tits, green/ gold/ chaffinches, lots of linnets, some warblery jobbies, wren, etc.
    (Then if I cheat, going skywards we've had gulls, long-eared and barn owls, kestrels, sparrowhawks, buzzards, hen harriers and white-tailed eagles.)

    Today so far, just a few finches unrecognisable against the low sun.
     
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    We see all the above + most members of the crow family, Wood Pigeons and, although flightless, grey squirrels. At this time of year especially we often see a couple of Turtle Doves & a Partridge.
     
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    We get crows, sparrows, collared doves, pigeons, robins, bñackbirds occasionally as I have only seen 2or 3 since living here.
    When first here & all open & unfenced the neighbours geese & ducks used to wander around along with Percy the peacock & his chicken followers. Neighbours got rid of them eventually.
     
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    Starlings and seagulls, seem to keep everything else away. Have seen a couple of wrens and a few crows but sometimes can't see the grass for starlings
     
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    That's great, starlings are in sad decline, take good care of 'em!
     
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    We only have 2 starlings that seem to come each morning I always thought they used to be in big flocks so maybe there aren’t many in this area.
     
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    Apart from the usual suspects, as already mentioned, seen some Blackcaps the last couple of days since the snow.
     
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    Daily visitors are
    Robins
    Great tits
    Blue tits
    Green finches (lots of them)
    Blackbird
    Sparrows
    Starlings
    Wood pigeon

    Less frequent but still common are
    Woodlecker
    Collared dove
    Feral pigeon
    Dunnock
    Wren
    Magpie

    Occasional visitors
    Pheasant
    Pied Wagtail
    crow
    Jackdaw
    Rook
    Fieldfare
    Redstart
     
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    I think I saw a penguin today waddling across the snow in my garden :eek:

    Silvia
     
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  20. davanne

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    Was it an Emperor or King:xrofl:
     
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