Passer domesticus Also called the ‘English Sparrow’, the male of the species has quite bold markings, with a reddish-brown back plumage, grey cap with reddish sides, a black bib and unmarked grey underside. It also has a distinctive white wingbar. Both sexes have a thick black bill and a pale whitish eye stripe. The female… Read More House Sparrow
Art thou the bird whom Man loves best, The pious bird with the scarlet breast, Our little English Robin; The bird that comes about our doors When autumn winds are sobbing? Verse from the poem “The Redbreast Chasing the Butterfly” written by William Wordsworth in 1802. Robins have to be one of my favourite birds,… Read More More of Super Robin
This male Chaffinch was a regular visitor to my feeder during the summer, but I hadn’t seen him for the past few weeks, until today. The last time I saw him I noticed he had a problem with one of his feet, which looked like it was covered in a growth of some kind. It… Read More An Old Friend Returns
I was sitting in my garden earlier having some lunch, and I suddenly heard such sweet bird song coming from a nearby tree. It was very breezy, and amidst the cacophony of rustling leaves I managed to pinpoint the source of this delightful singing. And there, perched on a tree limb, was this most beautiful… Read More Super Robin!
Sitta europaea The Nuthatch is a beautiful woodland bird with blue-grey back plumage and pale buff undersides with reddish-brown flanks. It has a black stripe running through its eye, and a dagger-like grey bill. This small bird has amazing acrobatic talents as it can cling to branches and tree trunks with ease in search for… Read More Nuthatch