Autumn to Winter in the garden

GoldfinchesIt was a busy summer in the garden, with many of our feathered friends visiting daily and others with their young families heading off on their travels.

The goldfinches have done well this year, and the greenfinch population is not as large or visible as last year. But autumn is here now, and our regulars including – blackbird, robin, dunnock, greenfinch, goldfinch, blue tit, great tit, sparrows, the occassional magpie and a few more have been joined on occassion by some other birds too.

A Nuthatch visited very briefly week before last, and Coal Tit is now a regular visitor popping in for some peanuts, and last week we had a small flock of Redwing in the trees at the end of the garden. This week, the Wren came back and this morning one of the young Bullfinches returned after a few months away from the garden.

As winter advances we hope to see some of last years winter visitors return too.

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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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