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?
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.
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.
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In reply to 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.
Am planning on taking a few seeds and berries with me today.
Try sunflower hearts or suet pellets if you have some.
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