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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,083
    Both the green finches and long tailed tits are visitors,  but only oddly during late Autumn/early winter, they never stay. My migrants are blackbirds. Up until this cold patch there was seven fighting over the garden, now there seems to be just two.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 42,288
    Here - it used to be chaffinches which were the most common garden bird. I lived a few hundred yards from where I am now, for over 16 years, and you couldn't move for 'em.  Dunnocks are definitely our most common visitor in this garden, and it's taken until quite recently for chaffinches to appear. Been here over 6 years.
    Blue, great and coal tits, sparrows, robins and blackbirds are about the same as they were round there, but the goldies have arrived in the last couple of years and now visit regularly which is great. We get the odd siskin, goldcrest [plenty of conifers] and wren - and I'd say that's about the same as before. The aforementioned wagtails [grey and pied] are common round here too - plenty of water - and they come in the garden now and again. Occasional visits from long tailed tits, but we had them quite regularly in the previous garden. 
    Starlings, magpies and wood pigeons in abundance, also as before. Jackdaws, rooks and crows are very common, butrarely come in the garden.
    Greenfinches were present before, but I haven't seen any since I moved back to the area. I think they succumbed to disease in a lot of areas.
    One visitor we always had in the previous garden was a treecreeper. Usually in later winter - February or so. Lovely wee thing  :)
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  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,267
    B3 said:
    But starlings used to be counted in their hundreds. @Fishy65
    Hope the ltts go and tell their friends @Rik56
    Not in my garden though B3, but I understand your point. It's good to hear there are still greenfinches about  :)
  • My feeders are getting mobbed every day with gold finches and greenfinches. They both nested successfully this year and brought their babies to introduce them to takeaway food, and even with 2 big feeders there just aren't enough perches!
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,936
    The lone goldfinch I spotted this summer has never been seen again and the few greenfinches have not been visiting the feeders and nor have the chaffinches, not while we're looking at lunchtime anyway.  Loads of tits and sparrows tho and the occasional robin.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 19,936
    I'm thinking of rigging up something so that i can jiggle the washing line to knock the parakeet off the fat feeder without going all the way down to the kitchen😠
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,936
    Loads more than one, but only one fits on the fat feeder at a time. He hangs upside down on the washing line and reaches across to attach himself upside down to the feeder. I hope he gets reflux.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • We had 8 Goldfinches thismorning,a pair of Bullfinches,no end of various tits,1 robin and a crowd of juvenile sparrows.
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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,165
    Hello all gardeners who like the little birdies. Today my secret recipe for making peanut garlands to attract tits. The result is guaranteed pre- and post-Brexit compliant. ;)

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,936
    First find your peanuts!   Haven't seen any on sale round here for a couple of years.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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