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 Hi, I’m new, I’m excited to see what wildlife I have in my garden and have been working to encourage birds into the garden ready for next week! I have had many that I have been able to identify but I spotted this little one today and am not sure exactly what it is - moved very fast and is shy (have only spotted a couple of times) and hasn’t made it to the feeders as yet! 

  • Hi Nataliyajayne welcome to the community

    It's a Dunnock as you have said they seem a very shy bird.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Thank you - I did wonder if it was. Someone then said a fly catcher so I was unsure as I am clueless other than the really common ones. It’s amazing how many different birds come into the garden with some tempting though. 

  • It doesn't take long for birds and other wildlife to visit if you give the the right conditions including food.

    Do you have the ID sheet the RSPB supply for the Birdwatch?

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Yes I have - which is why I was thinking it was the Dunnock but when I asked someone they were not so sure so was confused. He/she was so far away so used the camera zoom to get the picture. We have seen everything on the ID sheet and a couple of others except a magpie! 

  • It sounds like you have a good selection of birds, you will have to let us know what you see in your count.

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  • In reply to Nataliyajayne:

    Hello Natalia and welcome from me up in the very far north of Scotland, in Caithness. Enjoy being here and also doing the BGW at the weekend, good luck, let us know what your count was.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Something good happened a couple of days ago while sitting at a local bus stop here in central London. It came about when a minute fragment of cheese from a sandwich I was carrying caught in my gloves and fell to the ground. Not expecting pigeons to notice or retrieve it, I was totally unprepared for what happened next when (sadly without camera) the rare shape and sight of a particular bird suddenly emerged from beneath my feet.  Although there is massive redevelopment work going on in the area, there are some listed houses with gardens still remaining so am guessing it might have come from one of those.  I was like Wow! when rewarded with lovely view in close up of the robin redbreast as it deliberated what to do with the morsel trapped within its beak before departing in swift flight.   

  • In reply to Sugarbeet:

    Hi Sugarbeet

    You will find if you use that bus stop on a regular basis and take some food the Robin will come looking for you.

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  • Thanks Alan. 

    Am planning on taking a few seeds and berries with me today.

  • In reply to Sugarbeet:

    Try sunflower hearts or suet pellets if you have some.

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