Thursday 4 November 2021

Finch House garden - October 2021

 Our first birds were caught on 17th October, some three weeks after our move to North Norfolk. The garden is very close to open farmland and the garden has been planted with a variety of plants good for providing natural food. We have seen quite a few species in and over the garden so hope catching will prove interesting.

One of two Hazels that have been tempting Jays in to feed.

A variety of shrubs and fruit trees provide some thick areas of cover.
 A water feature could also provide water at drier times of year.

Several plants provide berries for winter thrushes

We expected a few tits as there is an established feeding station next door. 

Our small feeding station had been running for a few days before the three 6m nets were put up. First results from 2 weeks when rain and wind prevented netting on several days are as follows:

Total: 28 (5)

Woodpigeon - 1
Robin - 1 (1)
Dunnock - 2
Blackbird - 4 (1)
Long-tailed Tit - 3
Blue Tit - 12 (1)
Great Tit - 1
Goldfinch - 4