Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:00
I feed fat balls, mixed seed and sunflower hearts. Not much variety on the bird front though. We get lots of tree sparrows, a couple of ring neck doves, blackbirds, robins, wrens, the odd blue tit and thats about it. We do get wood pigeons who tend to pick up the bits that the other birds spit out. Have just started to put niger seed out but no takers so far.
Have had a woodpecker in the garden once, it must have got lost!
We do have a pair of sparrow hawks that visit occasionally, I can always tell when they are around as the garden goes deathly quiet.
We get the occasional squirrel but they don't seem to cause any problems with the bird feeders.
The other day we did get the most strange looking bird, it was the shape of a magpie but was mainly white with the odd bit of light brown. No idea what it was unless it was an albino magpie. It didn't hang around very long.