Posted: 11/08/2017 at 15:05
Good to see you again with 'your' birds Johnny - was wondering where you were!
The chickadees look like a mix of some of our birds - longtailed tits/coal tits/marsh tits.
Love your pix of the green and gold finches GD. Really beautiful. Greenies used to be quite plentiful round here too, but they've definitely declined. I've never seen a lot of goldfincehs in this area, but we have a NT garden nearby, so many birds don't have to go too far afield for food! A couple appeared in this garden in late winter, so I'm hoping they return a bit more regularly.
Just highlights the differing habitats we all have - you have so many 'water' birds because of the proximity of the sea, whereas we only occasionally see a few oyster catchers or mallard ducks. Herons are fairly widespread, and there's a kingfisher or two near my work (the River Cart runs a long way around the area) Buzzards are only just multiplying in your location, but are very common here, not just in the hills. Still love seeing and hearing them