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Birds

We feed the wild birds throughout the year and they repay us by helping to reduce garden pests.

 

 

 

 

Blackbird (Turdus merula).

 

 

 

 

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Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos).

 

 

 

 

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This Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) is eating seeds of Geranium pyranaicum - the wildlife benefits from not being too quick to deadhead.

 

 

 

 

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Our Barn Owl (Tyto alba) box sits in an oak tree just outside the bog garden. Using our trap camera we captured this image of a youngster waiting for the adult. This youngster was blown out of the box a few days earlier so we were reassured to see it fit and well.

 

 

 

 

This video, from the same trap camera, shows a good view of the adult early one morning a few days later.

 

 

 

 

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A Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) eating seed of a centaurea in the meadow behind our house.

 

 

 

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A juvenile Robin (Erithacus rubecula).