We see a wide range of birds around Cedar Chase. Some keep to the open ground or the woodlands, but many are seen in back gardens as well. Here are a few visitors attracted by sunflower kernels in January (photos by Andrew Findlay):

Seen in 2017:

  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Coal Tit
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Blackbird
  • Thrush
  • Redwing
  • Robin
  • Nuthatch
  • Wren
  • Sparrow
  • Goldfinch
  • Blackcap
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Green Parakeet
  • Jay
  • Magpie
  • Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Red Kite

Seen in earlier years:

  • Greenfinch
  • Bullfinch
  • Mallard Duck
  • Sparrowhawk

Lee adds:

  • Rooks
  • Bullfinch (pair)
  • Blackcap (pair)
  • Yellow wagtail (just the once when the pond leaked and the water was very shallow)
  • Chaffinch
  • Goldcrest (it knocked itself senseless on my window and lay recovering on the patio for a while. Fortunately it did recover enough to fly off.
  • Dunnocks
  • Grey heron that takes the frogs from the pond in spring
  • A pair of Mandarins that like to come to the pond every spring. I’m hoping they will be back again this year.

More from Paul:

  • Collared Doves
  • Firecrest
  • Buzzard

New in 2019:

  • Greenfinches again – not seen here for many years