Birds flock to my garden

SIR – Regularly at my bird table in this large shared garden, there are up to six house sparrows at any one time. The year before last some nested under the roof tiles of the house, before I sealed this area of the roof.  The garden attracts many birds,

SIR - Regularly at my bird table in this large shared garden, there are up to six house sparrows at any one time.

The year before last some nested under the roof tiles of the house, before I sealed this area of the roof.

The garden attracts many birds, both my neighbour and myself feed our feathered friends.

The current population is shared among 19 species as listed since October 1, 2008: blackbird, collared dove, dunnock, feral pigeon, green woodpecker, house sparrow, jay, lesser spotted woodpecker, magpie, robin, rook, starling, marsh tit, blue tit, long-tailed tit, wood pigeon, wren, some common gulls have arrived since the cold weather of the last few days, and a lone mute swan flew over about three weeks ago.


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On the Sunday afternoon of the RSBP bird count recently, there were 16 wood pigeons all busily feeding of the grass area under the large weeping ash tree.

John Sketcher, Knightsfield, WGC.

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