Friday, August 05, 2005

Birds eye

Birds I have seen/heard in the last couple of days:
  1. Blackbird
  2. Robin (lots this year)
  3. Dunnock
  4. Collared Dove
  5. Woodpigeon
  6. Kestrel
  7. Green Woodpecker
  8. Starling
  9. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  10. Blue Tit
  11. Great Tit
  12. Song Thrush
  13. Crow
  14. Black Headed Gull
  15. Magpie
  16. Mistle Thrush
The majority of these birds can be seen from our garden or local wood and the sad thing about this list is the complete absence of the House Sparrow and Greenfinch. These were in great abundance only a few years ago and now seem to have vanished completely from the garden.
One lonesome male sparrow visited our feeder during hatching time, but has since disappeared. I haven't seen a greenfinch for years. What is going on?
The most common visitor we have is our friendly robin who often took raisins from our outstretched hands to feed his kids, who are now also coming to our little garden. Never seen so many robins.
All part of the changing world we live in, I suppose.


Birdman said...

Thankfully, we have got loads of spadgers and greenfinches. They disappeared slightly for a year or two but are back in abundance. We gets the babies on our upstairs window feeder.

krip said...

Oh you lucky man