Diversity

A chilly start to Saturday today has brough a good diversity of birds to the garden. We now have at least three blackcaps, two males and a female, and a good number of bullfinches with up to five(?) males and thre females. The fieldfares are still around as well, with three feeding on the apples. Alongside these we have two pied wagtails and an occasional long tailed tit or two accompanied by the usual goldfinches, greenfinches and so on.

We were wondering when our fieldfare might be heading back north and east as it can’t be doo long now. When they arrive, and nest, they may look like this.

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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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