My name is Kathryn and I am new on here.
Due to covid I have been unable to work due to health issues and am shielding and been under house arrest for nearly a year now.
I have developed a new love, passion, obsession, expensive hobby....
Bird watching, i bought a nice bird feeding station and decided to see what would come in our garden.
We live in Barry, South Wales and live right by the sea. Our house is off a very busy road but then also behind our house we have acres and acres of fields and woodland.
I live in a small cul-de-sac with only 14 houses but it is busy with cars and people constantly back and forth our front garden is very open with only a few pots with conifers for shelter etc and i know birds prefer shelter and to hide so wasn't expecting much action with my new hobby but omg I have been so surprised and it has made my whole lockdown experience so much more enjoyable to cope with having these beautiful birds.
We normally have 2 wood pigeons, ive called phil and phyllis hahahaha, magpie, and a pair of collared doves, and a robin now and again but rare... But this week I have had 6 different species of bird in the garden. Am so excited by this...
We have had a tiny bird appear that me and my husband are thinking it is a wren, my auntie who is a bird watcher and has a book she always reads says NO it isnt.
Can anyone help us with identifying the little thing.
I apologise for the rubbish blurry photo I took it was hard as through a window, far away and such a tiny bird.
Anyway thanks for reading and will share my photos of all my birds on the forum and hoping to make some new bird friends as everyone thinks ive gone bird crazy....
Looks like a juvinile Robin before they get there red breast
In reply to Davio:
As has been identified on another thread, the bird in the photo is a dunnock. Several reasons why it isn't a juvenile robin. Most obvious ones are it is early Feb and robins aren't grey.
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