Living in a rural City has many benefits, and one thing that I love is the amount of birds that we get in the garden everyday. I have been feeding the birds everyday for the last few years and we now get a lovely bunch of birds come everyday at different times, for different food. I think my “feeding station” is a bit like an “All You Can Eat” buffet at times!
Here are some of our daily visitors …
(Click to enlarge the photos for a better look, and thanks to Dave for taking the pics for me )
We are surrounded by big trees so we have quite a few of these giant, food guzzlers.. the mighty wood pigeon (very different from the normal pesky urban pigeon)
Next up we have the handsome blackbird
And what about the greedy starling
Staying on the same colour trend what about the cheeky jackdaw .. I just love his eyes
Then a bird that was once really common, but numbers are dropping, the trusty sparrow
Let’s get some colour now, how about the chirpy blue tit (slightly out of focus)
Next up one of my favourites, the bright and bold chaffinch
How can we beat the chaffinch … well what about these guys … 2 male goldfinches. These have just returned to the garden in the last couple of weeks after being away during the winter. These 2 came all last year, every day together, to feed on their ultimate favourite meal of niger seeds.
Then to finish off is what we think is the female goldfinch and a young looking blue tit.
We have a robin that comes every day too, and I’ll get a shot of him soon, and sometimes the red spotted woodpecker pays us a visit, but I haven’t seen him for a while.