Posted: 31/01/2016 at 14:35
We did ours yesterday morning, when the sun was shining - fortunate as it's wet and windy today. We do have a very different reading from the last few years though. We have not seen any goldfinches at all and we used to have them nesting here, and flocks of them around the niger seed. No redpoll. No siskin for years. We do get a huge variety over the days, including greater and green woodpeckers. For the hour though it was mainly sparrows and dunnock which have been increasing each year, great, blue, and coal tits, blackbirds and a thrush. As Milton Keynes continues it's march towards us we have lost so many birds. So many new houses with the tiniest back yard, and the original gift of a tree for the front garden has long since disappeared as the houses no longer have front gardens to plant them in.