Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

** Good Garden Watch.**

A short account of birds seen in garden and tree's at the bottom of garden.
After filling up the feeders this lunch time I did some birding now and again from the kitchen window, I had as usual the regular visitors, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Blackcap(m), H/Sparrow, Starling, Blackbird, Collared Dove, W/ Pigeon, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting(1m,1f)
I then had a small mixed flock of 9 Redwing and  Fieldfare fly in and rest up on the tree's at the bottom of the garden as per the other day., Then at 15:10 the female Brambling paid me a visit, I haven't  seen it for about a week now, I thought it had moved on but it is still around. I did get a shot of it through the window but as it had been raining lightly all day it hasn't come out very well.

I stayed was watching the birds feeding when they all disappeared, some flew away, some dived into the bushes, I then found out why, a male sparrowhawk had arrived and sat on the seat at the bottom of the garden next to the hanging seed feeder. It made no attempt to catched anything when it arrived or whan it left. Again I took a few pictures of it but not brilliant, but one for the years garden record.

Finally as the light was going I had a large flock of Goldfinch fly in and land on one of the tree's at the bottom of the garden. I took a photo but it is not possible tomake them out, but this is them I recon there is about 36 of them. There was more  but they didn't stay as long a these.


  1. Good for you Ken. I am getting nothing on my feeders at the moment. Makes me think I have bought some duff seed.

  2. Handsome bird,that sparrow hawk.

  3. That Sparrowhawk was just getting its bearings Ken. It will work out what the best angle of attack is for the feeders, ive seen them do it in my garden :-)

    Well done with that Brambling by the way!

  4. Mike
    I think they are biding their time.It cost the earth to feed the bird, but we all do it.

    Thank you Wilma, just wish I could have got a better shot.

    I would love to see it a bit more often, let's hope you are right.