CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs Length 14 cm Wingspan 28 cm Weight 28g Population 6,000,000 The Chaffinch is the UK's most common finch and sometimes overlooked and not fully appreciated despite being one of our most colourful garden visitors. the striking double white wing bars and primary and secondary wing feathers. Its summer plumage is brighter [...]
Meet the Model - Maggie the Magpie ( Pica pica ) Words and pictures by Peter Hanscomb The Eurasian Magpie , more commonly known as just the Magpie ( Pica pica ) is a member of the crow family and undoubtedly one of the most intelligent and curious of all birds likely to visit our [...]
For 40 years amateur birdwatchers have charted the dramatic changes in the Big Garden Birdwatch, run by conservation charity the RSPB. The wildlife survey, which began in 1979, has charted how birds such as the song thrush and greenfinch have been overtaken by the woodpigeon and long-tailed tit. As it returns this weekend, the RSPB [...]
Here is the log for September,
Here is the log for August,
Here is the log for July , two new entries this month , first appearance of the year by the Chaffinch and the Thrush....
So it's no surprise to see that the Wood Pigeon was the most frequent visitor to the garden, closely followed by the Collard Dove and Blackbird. There's no data for the first 4 days , due to a family holiday.