I watched out for birds in my garden between 8.30 and 9.30 this morning. Considering the birds who do visit our garden occasionally I was a bit disappointed, but here goes.
I saw 3 blackbirds, two male and one female who mostly chased each other away, even the female chased a male off the area where she was feeding.
2 magpies and 2 wood pigeons frightened off the smaller birds while they were around. 2 collared doves also put in an appearance, but not for too long and they were less aggressive.
Later I saw 4 blue tits flitting about and occasionally using our feeders.
I also saw a great tit briefly on one of the bird feeders, one dunnock lurking in the hedge, a couple of robins making excursions to the bird feeders and 3 tree sparrows doing the same. We usually have more tree sparrows than that in the hedges, so not sure where they were this morning.
Unfortunately the wren I saw earlier in the week didn't make an appearance.
My results have now been entered on the BGBW website.
I'll leave you with a clip of birdsong, although the robin who was trilling away can't be seen. The scraping noise isn't some exotic bird, but hubby scraping the chickens' mess off the paving stones on the patio. There was some lovely bird song while I was working in the garden this morning, but when I tried to record it, the birds stopped singing or even flew away.