Garden teeming with birds

I HAVE noted various letters regarding lack of birds in gardens.

I reckon they must all be in ours. At the bottom end we have a mass of magpies (very entertaining if you watch them, like naughty children) they also do a great job of cleaning out the gutterings.

Masses of jackdaws and on cold days masses of seagulls.

We also have nuthatch, bullfinch, goldfinch, chaffinch, robins, Jenny wrens, blue tits, great tits, long tailed tits, starlings, blackbirds, blackcaps, great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, wagtails, woodpigeons,various types of dove, hedge sparrows, but this year we are lacking greenfinches and bramblings. I don’t know where they have gone!

The chaffinches actually roost in a big bush we have in the garden, about 60 or more of them swoop in there when it starts to get dark.

In the night we turn into a mammal garden, visited by deer, badgers and foxes.

A veritable nature reserve of our own and a real joy to watch.

C WILLIAMS, Sarisbury Green.

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7:20pm Mon 20 Feb 12

bazzeroz says...

As all I have is a idiot neighbour who thinks he's feeding the smaller birds and then the greedy pigeons come along and nick the lot and s.hite all over my washing. I have nothing against the sparrows etc just the pigeons. Filthy flying rats.
As all I have is a idiot neighbour who thinks he's feeding the smaller birds and then the greedy pigeons come along and nick the lot and s.hite all over my washing. I have nothing against the sparrows etc just the pigeons. Filthy flying rats. bazzeroz

10:59am Tue 21 Feb 12

loosehead says...

I have been putting down dried mealie worms & have seen a lot of small birds & blackbirds,thrushes & starlings,
Pigeons come but I scare them away as I do with magpies.
I have been putting down dried mealie worms & have seen a lot of small birds & blackbirds,thrushes & starlings, Pigeons come but I scare them away as I do with magpies. loosehead

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