As I get ready to go in for another operation to end the year I’ve been trying to do a small amount of birdwatching when I can, I finally managed to add Wren and Song Thrush to my garden bird list this year.
The last few days we’ve had a wren around a fair bit and then today the Song Thrush showed up, very very happy with this bird being in the garden as it was drinking from the pond and moving around under plants that I’ve been trying to grow to encourage wildlife. The pond has been a great success for wildlife and draining parts of the garden, very happy after the dramas of making the pond. I also hope that the pond has helped prevent lower ground being flooded!
Greenfinches are also becoming a more common in my garden. After 3 and a half years in this spot in Edinburgh from having a few woodpigeons and the very occasional blackbird we now have blue, coal and great tits every day, a roost of house sparrows which get up to 30 in the garden at one time and woodpeckers and greenfinches at least weekly. We are also attracting predatory birds, I’ve seen a sparrowhawk and a kestrel in the last week.