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Starling

We’ve had lots of youngster this summer, and a few of them are just starting to get their adult feathers coming through.

Hedgehog and blackbird, originally uploaded by Laura Whitehead.

Nuthatch



Nuthatch, originally uploaded by Laura Whitehead.

Nuthatch briefly appeared at the far end of the garden a long time back during the winter.

Have heard it around, but not seen, until today. It appeared near the main feeding station just by the house, and stayed for a good long while, exploring and feeding.

Young Bullfinch



Young Bullfinch, originally uploaded by Laura Whitehead.

Every summer eagerly await the arrival of baby bullfinches. Heard one in the bushes last Friday, and the first appeared on the feeders on Saturday (a very wet day to be exploring the big outside world!).

Since then another youngster appeared yesterday, (we have 6 adults in the garden all in pairs, now along with 2 youngsters so far). Chubby and just like their parents enjoy munching endlessly on sunflower hearts.



young greenfinch, originally uploaded by Laura Whitehead.

First of the young greenfinches out and about today.

Young starling



Feed me!, originally uploaded by Laura Whitehead.



Goldfinch youngster, originally uploaded by Laura Whitehead.

First of the goldfinch youngsters out and about today.



Great tit feeding youngster, originally uploaded by Laura Whitehead.

In amongst the flurry of youngsters in the garden, spotted the first of the baby robins out and about for the first time this morning!




  • 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