Thursday, January 04, 2018

Garden Bird Watch 2017

A very undramatic year of watching the birds through the window. A successful brood of collared doves led to there being 7 in the garden at one time back in the summer. We saw 19 different species (a bit low) including those flying overhead. A good number of house sparrows and the sparrowhawk was back.

House martins were observed between 16th April and 6th September with 20 of them chirping and feeding overhead in late August. 5 swifts were picked out of that lot when they put on a crowd-pleasing show of zooming between the houses around that time.

The field birds stayed in the fields mainly (too mild to need the feeders).

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