Garden nature diary July 2023
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Lots of juvenile birds around the feeding station: chaffinch, dunnock, greenfinch, house sparrow, great spotted woodpecker, wood pigeon.
A pair of ravens displaying over the wooded eastern slope of the valley.
Two swifts in the immediate area.
Three swifts in the immediate area.
Juvenile robin, dunnock and two goldfinches in the garden.
An adult and juvenile stock doves in the garden throughout the day.
Looking through the window when going to bed, a fox passed through the front garden.
Five chaffinches (adults and juveniles) on the feeding station.
Two swifts in flight over our home.
Magpies continue to visit daily, with a family group of four in regular attendance today.
Eleven goldfinches (adults and juveniles) on the feeding station at the same time.
Four collared doves arrived in the garden together.
It’s good to see the next generation of birds coming through.
A pair of stock doves in the garden regularly today.
We never had them in the previous house in almost forty years but we get them pretty much every day here.
It’s all about location.
A collared dove, stock dove and wood pigeon beneath the feeding station at the same time.
A humming-bird hawk-moth hovering over buddleia in the back garden.
Lots of juveniles in the garden: blackbird, blue tit, chaffinch, collared dove, dunnock, great tit, greenfinch, magpie, robin.
Three swallows heading in a northerly direction, over Straits Primary School.
From the drive two ravens in soaring flight over the eastern slope. Called once, which is what alerted me to them.
Lots of goldfinches on the feeding station of late, a family group of seven today, with the very young juveniles constantly fluttering their wings to attract attention.