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The House Sparrow has made a welcome return.

A high ranking cock sparrow. The size of the bib sets their rank, often saving them from fighting,

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Like many people we have a cat which although cute & cuddly are a major hazard to wildlife. I overcome the problem by feeding in positions that are safe from cats.

Above holly or buckthorn is a good spot or an open position also works.

People from all around the world encourage birds to their garden. Take a look at what they see The Bird table You may with to contribute. We have Two groups on flickr The Friends of WorldBirds & Bird Table and Backyard birds

Robins often befriend gardeners.

Our Garden list with links to the birds on the Worldbird.eu/ web site

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Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
  Ring-necked Pheasant   Phasianus colchicus
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  Mallard   Anas platyrhynchos
  Northern Shoveler   Anas clypeata
  Common Cuckoo   Cuculus canorus
  Common Swift   Apus apus
  Tawny Owl   Strix aluco
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  Common Moorhen   Gallinula chloropus
  Common Gull   Larus canus
  Herring Gull   Larus argentatus
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
  Eurasian Buzzard  

Buteo buteo

  Red Kite   Milvus milvus
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
  Eurasian Hobby   Falco subbuteo
  Peregrine Falcon   Falco peregrinus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
  Eurasian Jay   Garrulus glandarius
  Black-billed Magpie   Pica pica
  Eurasian Jackdaw   Corvus monedula
  Rook   Corvus frugilegus
  Carrion Crow   Corvus corone
  Common Raven   Corvus corax
  Eurasian Blackbird   Turdus merula
  Fieldfare   Turdus pilaris
  Redwing   Turdus iliacus
  Song Thrush   Turdus philomelos
  Mistle Thrush   Turdus viscivorus
  European Robin   Erithacus rubecula
  Common Starling   Sturnus vulgaris
  Wood Nuthatch   Sitta europaea
  Eurasian Tree-Creeper   Certhia familiaris
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
  Marsh Tit   Parus palustris
  Willow Tit   Parus montanus
  Coal Tit   Parus ater
  Great Tit   Parus major
  European Blue Tit   Parus caeruleus
  Long-tailed Tit   Aegithalos caudatus
  Sand Martin   Riparia riparia
  Barn Swallow   Hirundo rustica
Northern House-Martin Delichon urbica
  Goldcrest   Regulus regulus
  Firecrest   Regulus ignicapillus
  Willow Warbler   Phylloscopus trochilus
  Common Chiffchaff   Phylloscopus collybita
  Blackcap   Sylvia atricapilla
  Eurasian Skylark   Alauda arvensis
  House Sparrow   Passer domesticus
  Pied Wagtail   Motacilla alba
  Yellow Wagtail   Motacilla flava
  Grey Wagtail   Motacilla cinerea
  Hedge Accentor   Prunella modularis
  Chaffinch   Fringilla coelebs
  European Greenfinch   Carduelis chloris
  Eurasian Siskin   Carduelis spinus
  European Goldfinch   Carduelis carduelis
  Eurasian Bullfinch   Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
   

The Grey Heron never comes to the garden but this one was viewed from our hide & they often fly over.

We have only seen one Red Kite fly over but I keep looking.

   
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