Our Garden Bird Gallery

I've just been through my photos to see just how many different garden birds we actually have had and managed to get a photo of. Some photos aren't very good and I need to try for better shots but this is what we have so far.
I haven't added male and female of all the species just blackbird, chaffinch and bullfinch so I guess that's 23 different species. We have had occasional visitors that we haven't managed a photo of at all for instance a pied wagtail and also a heron. We were too concerned about the fish in the pond to take a photo of the heron!

Some visitors are regulars, whereas others such as a redwing, fieldfare and siskins have paid an occasional visit when conditions were bad.

I need to try for better photos of some! We have had a heron (we were too busy shooing it away from the fishpond!) and a pied wagtail that I haven't managed to get a photo off. We've also had swallows and house martins close by such as these on the phone wires just outside of our window.
PS: I just can't believe that I missed adding a picture of a long tailed tit to my collage so here are two photos to make up for it!
An addition in April 2013

16 January 2014 
Female blackcap

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett


  1. That's a huge variety of birds, Sue, you must have a very inviting garden. Unfortunately our 4 dogs seem to frighten off most birds and we don't have a bird feeder or table. I have bought some peanuts this morning though to hang in a tree. We have had a Jay, Robin, Sparrows, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Collared Doves and pigeons, Long tailed Tits, blackbirds and magpies, but they don't stay for very long, they just sit on the fence for a while then they're off!
    Chrissie Barrow

    1. Can you believe it, Chris that I forgot the long tailed tits and I took loads of photos of them!!!!

  2. How interesting to see the birds of your garden. This makes me want to do the same with my birds. I am afraid I am not that good of a photographer. You have many different birds than we do of course. Fun to see them.

    1. Some are only occasional visitors, Lisa. One or two have only been seen once. You may be interested in viewing better photos on on this page

  3. a nice varied selection of birds Sue which we down here can only dream of as we have a general decline of most species in spite of attracting them into our higgledy piggledy garden

    1. The last two have only been seen once, David


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