Breakfast

bird-breakfast
Whilst the rest of the UK has seen a blanket of snow covering many areas overnight, here in South Devon we have bright sunny skies and no snow on the ground. Although bright, it is cold out with a strong wind and the ground is frozen solid. Most mornings here start with topping up the various feeders around the garden which are constantly in use by our feathered friends.
In addition to the variety of hanging feeders in the trees and bushes, food is put out on the ground also; which has become essential too especially in this cold weather, as is the daily de-icing of the water bowls in the garden. Picture above is of this mornings breakfast for the ground feeding birds in the garden.

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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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