Where have all the birds gone?
Hi - I have several feeders in my garden, offering sunflower seed, suet, mealworms and peanuts. Last year I had a huge number of birds in the garden, including flocks of 20 to 30 goldfinch several times a day, plus green finch, chaffinches, all types of tit, and the other more usual birds. Things started off well this year again in March to May, but at the beginning of June I began to notice that there were less and less birds coming, and now apart from some blackbirds, some juvenile starlings and some blue tits, all the others have more or less gone. There is still the occasional goldfinch or chaffinch, but nothing like the numbers of last year or earlier this year. Any ideas on why they might have left? Is it normal at this time of year? Any ideas gratefully received!