Simple Tips To Identify Garden Birds

Last Updated on April 5, 2024 by Real Men Sow

A garden isn’t complete without birds flying by it. Wildlife keeps the gardens interesting and diverse. The following are birds that can help you identify the birds you’ll probably see in your garden or bird box.

If you haven’t had any birds flying by, here are some practical tips to attract birds to your garden.

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Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Many gardens are home to the charming and colourful blue tit. The adults feed the caterpillars with peanuts and sunflower hearts at their feeders in spring and early Summer.

Robin, Erithacus rubecula

The robin is territorial and sings all year. However, its song of trickling in winter may sound more sorrowful. Ground feeders prefer to feed on bird tables over hanging feeders. They also prefer sunflower hearts and seed mixes to peanuts. They will also be looking for worms in your yard.

Fieldfare, Turdus pilaris

The fieldfare, like the redwing, is a winter visitor to Britain. They love berries and other fruits, so keep an eye on your harvest apples. You might attract a few to your garden to eat.

Starling, Sturnus vulgaris

Starlings are a beautiful bird. They can be black with iridescent markings of either white, green, blue, and/or pink that become more prominent in winter. They form large groups to roost and feed. They fly in large, synchronised murmurations at dusk to protect themselves from predators.

Great tit, Parus major

The great tit, larger than the blue tit, has yellow wings and a black stripe down its breast. It is common to see it in gardens, both hanging feeders and deciduous trees.

Blackbird, Turdus merula

Male blackbirds are black all over with an orange beak and orange eye-rings, while females are brown and speckled, more like a single thrush. This juvenile male looks like a cross between the male and female, it won’t develop its orange beak and eye ring until next year.

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Hello, I’m Pete and I’m currently based in the west of Scotland, in a small place called Rosneath, where I’m exploring my garden adventures. I personally started gardening around 6 years ago and initially, I started out by growing my favorite fruits and berries, such as strawberries, Raspberries & Gooseberries. Since then I’ve added a lot of vegetables and working closely with my neighbor, it’s been a lot of fun.