Saturday morning

Idly watching the garden over breakfast this morning. Two male blackcaps on the birdcake was good. Goldfinch buzzing around in their usual numbers, a few greenfinch at the end of the garden. A single coal tit on the peanuts near the kitchen window for a moment. And golcrest, as usual on the birdcake.

Blackbirds on the lawn and path feeding eagerly on Laura’s `bird breakfast’; a mix of apple slices, bread crumbs, suet, grapes, occasional bacon rind a bit of cheese and even a few blueberries yesterday. Just scraps really, but very popular, not just with the blackbirds, but with the dunnocks and robin too. The pied wagtails seem to pick at it as well.

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  • About

    In this blog we'll describe the day to day comings and goings of the birds in our Devon garden.
  • About us

    Tony is a naturalist and environmental artist. Laura is a free range creative web and print designer. We've recently moved from the village of Ipplepen to the town of Newton Abbot with our two children Ralph and Oli, our dog Henry, and numerous cats (none of whom would ever dream of eating birds).
  • Species List

    List of species, including only those birds that land in the garden:
    Blackbird
    Blackcap
    Blue tit
    Brambling
    Bullfinch
    Carrion Crow
    Chaffinch
    Chiff chaff
    Coal tit
    Collared dove
    Dunnock
    Fieldfare
    Goldcrest
    Goldfinch
    Great spotted woodpecker
    Great tit
    Greenfinch
    House Sparrow
    Jay
    Long tailed tit
    Magpie
    Mistle thrush
    Nuthatch
    Pied wagtail
    Redwing
    Robin
    Siskin
    Song thrush
    Sparrowhawk
    Starling
    Wood pigeon
    Wren

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