Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

** Garden Birdwatch **

No trips out for a little while so today I spent a short while doing a bit of garden birdwatching from the kitchen window.
As usual the Jays are coming and stealing the peanuts, and just recently a couple of Magpie's have been dropping in looking for anything that is going.
I now have a male Blackcap feeding on a fat cake every day, and today I have my first female Blackcap. There is a party of between 9 and 14 Long Tailed Tits visiting now and again, and when they do visit they all head for the fat balls, it is a wonderful sight seeing most of them trying to squeeze onto the feeder, but they soon dash into the tree when the Great Spotted Woodpecker arrives, today it is the male.

My total bird species seen feeding in the garden today is as follows:
Jay (2)
Magpie (2)
W/Pigeon (3)
C/Dove (8)
Blackbird (2m,1f)
Starling (c
House Sparrow.
Chaffinch ( c11)
Goldfinch (8)
Greenfinch (3)
Robin (1)
Dunnock (2)
Blue Tit (9)


  1. Nice to get the overwintering Blackcaps ken. Not seen the female I had for a while now :-(

  2. Ken ,
    Not a bad judge watching from inside with the weather at the moment .
    The LTTs are Carol's favourites in the garden .

  3. Must be really nice to get that many LTT on your feeders Ken.