Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:59
Hardly any sparrows here - they obviously prefer your garden, Sue!
There are lots and lots of blue tits, coal tits & great tits - the long-tailed tits always seem to come later in the day than the others. Wonder why? There's a robin, a blackbird, a song thrush, a couple of jays sometimes, and greenfinches occasionally, tho' no chaffinch. Haven't seen a wren for a while - which is odd - and over in the field (and sometimes on the post & rail fence) there are a couple of magpies and several crows. Other visitors include the odd wood pigeon or two, but haven't seen a collared dove this year yet. Yesterday there were two buzzards overhead, and a few gulls in the far field. Heard a woodpecker in the wood earlier on today. Used to see fieldfares and redwings together in the field, but not this winter. Starlings are a bit of a rarity round here now, as are plovers - used to see lots & lots of both. A cock pheasant landed on the lawn last week!