In fairness things don't seem to get going until the cold weather arrives, but never the less I have continued to feed all year round, and steadily the number of birds have increased.
One of the most common species is in-fact a bird that is struggling country wide and that is the Tree Sparrow, I can get 30+ on a regular basis but strangely no House Sparrows!!
Along with most members of the 'Tit' family the resident Great spotted Woodpecker usually makes 4-5 visits a day, and with the Chaffinches, Yellowhammers, Goldfinches, Robins, Dunnocks, Blackbirds, Collared Dove........ I could go on, and not forgetting the local Sparrowhawk.
I have never had the male Sparrowhawk land, as yet! As for the female she can put in an appearance at any time during the day and if she does not go straight through she will inevertably land on one of the perches looking round trying to find what she has just missed before flying off to have a go at finding lunch somewhere else.
The Autumn leaves giving some nice backgrounds.
A new bird species for the reflection pool.. Grey Wagtail
The ever faithful....Woody
And of course with all these small birds about there has to be one of these!!
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