Lots of activity in the garden

Lots of activity in the garden

It’s that time of the year when there is lots of activity in the garden from the new baby birds, and it’s that time of year for them to leave their nests and start to make their own way in the world.

In the last few weeks our garden seems to have been the ‘busiest’ it’s ever been. I think at one point the other day I estimated there were maybe between about 70 and 80 birds there.

Many of those taking up positions on the feeders and in the ‘bird bath’ were the baby starlings who oddly enough always seem to have outgrown their parents – but of course that’s partly to do with the bulk of their new feathers, that at times can even make them look a little scruffy and unkempt.

A reasonable variety

We have had a reasonable variety of birds in the garden including regular visits from very pretty and colourful goldfinches. We also have jackdaws visiting on a daily basis, along with sparrows, magpies, pigeons, blackbirds, occasionally doves, occasionally crows and one day last week we even had a coal tit which was quite unusual for our garden.

I would love to see a sparrowhawk visit our garden again. It was almost this time last year when we came in, looked out of the window and saw a very handsome sparrowhawk having a rather grisly lunch in our garden.

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