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Home to Roost

Tempting them in


Not just birds?

Predators - a problem

Ponds and water


My garden plan

Plants in my garden

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The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God‘s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

In descending order of likelihood (most common towards top of table) here are the birds you might reasonably expect to see.

Of course it all depends on where you live in the UK. The birds in Wales are quite different from the birds in North East Yorkshire. You won't find recently re-introduced Sea Eagles in Milton Keynes but you will on the coast of Scotland!
Starling Sparrow
Collared Dove
Magpie Crow Wood Pigeon
Bluetit Pied Wagtail Blackbird
House sparrow Warblers Jackdaw
Great Tit Goldfinch Thrush
Wren Greenfinch Robin
Heron Bullfinch Siskin
Blackcap Goldcrest Sparrowhawk
Dunnock Long-tailed tit Green Woodpecker
    Red Kite
Other wildlife in your garden

Hegehog [common] - have a resident hedgehog in my garden.

Fox [fairly common] - seen at the Open University (Milton Keynes) many times.

Badger [uncommon] - never appeared in my garden or anywhere near me!

Squirrel (Grey) [common] - yup, got one of those.

Squirrel (Red) [rare] - I wish. There are still pockets of them but if imported, American grey squirrels are present too, then the native British red ones will be forced out, eventually.
And finally...
This list wil be updated as time goes on. If you have an unusual visitor do let me know and I'll add it into the list. Tell me where you live (in the UK, I don't need to be told about American Eagles in Texas, thanks all the same) so others can tell if it is worth looking out for them.