So, I have 3 large pine trees and some laurel in this garden, all fave hangouts of small birds in the winter.
It is also a very cold winter and there seems to be few berries out there, so we have been going a bit overboard feeding them.
I had an ad hoc survey this morning.
6 x pretentious pigeons, aka collared doves, they are a plague here, we are tolerant of what they steal from the little birds. We never seem to get more than the 6, weirdly territorial, with tiny territories, they roost in the barn.
Pair of Magpies, we had 2 pairs but since the cold came the more established pair are being more antisocial.
3 x female and 2 male blackbirds, maybe there is another male around but never seen it at the same time as the others.
4 x Green Finches,
Approx 20 to 30 Chaffinches
8 x draber finches I cannot put a name to yet, flocking with the other finches.
Pair of Bramlings
6 x great tits,
2 x coal tits
And the ubiquitous single robin.
The little blighters are now munching through 5 kilos of seeds a week.