Last winter in the snowy weather I started scattering bird food out back and saw a surprising variety of birds. However the number of pigeons, mostly feral and a few wood, eventually exceeded twenty so once the weather improved I just scattered some where they couldn’t get too it very easily.
Looking out of the living room window the other day I wondered if it was worth scattering some bird food at the front on the brick pillar, adjacent wall and on the nearby groundI soon found that it is as so far I’ve seen robins, blackbirds (male and female), magpies and sparrows. Up in the lilac trees either side of the path I’ve seen both blue and great tits, and best of all down on the ground a wren which when seen near a robin made me appreciate just how tiny it is.
I’ve seen them all at various times of the day, got a good look at them rather than just quick glimpes and what’s more there’s been no pesky pigeons!
Have a good weekend!