2021 Garden birds of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Welcome to 2021! After breaking my vertebrae and rupturing a few disks again in 2021 my list will once again be from my Edinburgh garden. The garden gets most of the common garden birds in Scotland and occasionally a great tick such as a Redpoll or a Redstart as in previous years. Winter brings in some great birds such as Redwing and Fieldfare – just had both of these in the garden at 1pm on New Years day, didn’t see either in 2020.

This year I have started using Garden Birds* food due to the great price and excellent service, the most popular in my garden is the basic: Ultiva® Everyday Seed Mix*. It’s very popular with almost every bird that visits the garden especially the house sparrows.

I am struggling to stand on most days due to nerves in my back stopping my legs from working due to Generalised Dystonia and the broken vertebrae. It looks like it will be a small list this year.

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2021 Edinburgh Garden Bird List:

  1. Blackbird – Jan 1st
  2. Blue Tit – Jan 1st
  3. Bullfinch – Jan 9th
  4. Carrion Crow – Jan 1st
  5. Coal Tit – Jan 5th
  6. Common Buzzard – March 1st – FO
  7. Dunnock – Jan 1st
  8. Fieldfare – Jan 1st
  9. Garden Warbler – April 4th
  10. Great Tit – Jan 2nd
  11. Grey Heron – Jan 15th – FO
  12. House Sparrow – Jan 1st
  13. Jackdaw – Jan 22nd
  14. Long-tailed Tits – March 5th
  15. Magpie – Jan 1st
  16. Redwing – Jan 1st
  17. Robin – Jan 2nd
  18. Rook – Feb 11th – FO
  19. Siskin – April 19th
  20. Song Thrush – Feb 13th
  21. Starling – May 29th – FO
  22. Stock Dove – Jan 2nd
  23. Swift – May 29th – FO
  24. Woodpigeon – Jan 1st – First bird of the year
  25. Wren – Feb 14th
  • 9 Species as of January 1st.
  • 12 Species as of January 2nd.
  • 13 Species as of January 5th.
  • 14 Species as of January 9th.
  • 15 Species as of January 15th.
  • 16 Species as of January 22nd.
  • 17 Species as of February 11th.
  • 18 Species as of February 13th.
  • 19 Species as of February 14th.
  • 20 Species as of March 1st
  • 21 Species as of March 5th
  • 22 Species as of April 4th
  • 23 Species as of April 18th
  • 25 Species as of May 29th

2021 RSPB Garden Bird List:

  1. Blackbird – 3
  2. Blue Tit – 2
  3. Carrion Crow – 3
  4. Coal Tit – 1
  5. Dunnock – 4
  6. Fieldfare – 1
  7. House Sparrow – 50+
  8. Magpie – 3
  9. Robin – 1
  10. Woodpigeon – 3