Here you will find news about what is happening in my garden; last updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013. There are also the nest box diaries to read.
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The Great Tits' chicks hatched from their eggs on 16th (more>>).
At the moment it is difficult to tell whether the Blackbirds are still nesting in the garden. The nest was raided by Magpies but then both Blackbirds were seen coming and going from the nest site by approaching along the ground and then flying up into the bush.
Up to 2 Blue Tits are visiting the garden for sunflower hearts, a single Coal Tit for black sunflower seeds and an occasional Long-tailed Tit looking for insects or feeding on the suet.
The nesting birds are under great pressure from crows - we now have a Jay, 2 Magpies and 2 Carrion Crows as regular visitors, observing the movements of nesting birds.
A couple of Collared Doves and several Wood Pigeons are frequent visitors.
Several finches continue to visit; up to 6 Goldfinches feeding on niger seed and sunflower hearts and a couple of Greenfinches feeding on black sunflower seeds.
House Sparrows continue to be quite rare, with no more than a couple visiting now and then.
The Wren is an occasional visitor but the Robin has not been seen for a couple of weeks.
A Grey Heron has landed in the garden a couple of times, no doubt with its eye on the fish in the pond, but we have that covered with netting.
The first - and so far the only - Swift was seen on 9th.
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