A Pied Wagtail has taken up residence here for the winter. Likes mealworms for breakfast.
It does take a while for the garden birds to use a new feeder. Small birds like sparrows and tits prefer a seed feeder to be close to some cover preferably an evergreen tree branch or hedge.How long before others had birds feeding on the tube feeders in their garden. Only had the pidgins eating everything off the tray , starlings did not get much of a look in. No other birds have come into the garden yet.
I read your post before I realised who had posted, thought cuckoo, early, you are not kidding the twigged from your avatarHeard and saw our first Great Spotted Cuckoo of this year yesterday. Earlier than last year! The Magpies will have even more weeks of hustling!
Probably waiting for you to catch the rabbits and quarter them up for him.This is 'Buz' - he (or is it she?) spends most of the day scanning the garden for worms and does a good job of keeping the rabbits at bay - although he's far too lazy to actually chase them!
We have a sparrowhawk that we see quite often and yet we have an abundance of birds of all types all through from dawn till dusk...but we always know when the sparrowhawk is about as they all disappearNo it isn't: if you have one (or even worse a sparrowhawk) you don't see anything else
Interesting - my workplace has a decent-sized pond and I once found a dead mole on the bank well and truly out of its tunnel - made me wonder if something had pounced on it as it broke the surface, but I'd never considered a heron. You live and learn.I was watching a heron in field, he suddenly went into stalk mode then struck at a mole hill!! better than that for him, not the mole, he caught one, but necked it before I could get my camera out..
You have very brave or very trusting birds . I know what you mean though ours did the same until the hawk chicks fledged then we saw nothing for weeks.We have a sparrowhawk that we see quite often and yet we have an abundance of birds of all types all through from dawn till dusk...but we always know when the sparrowhawk is about as they all disappear