Haith's Wildlife Blog
More numerous and harder to spot are our smaller garden birds. These could well be cute finches, tits and sparrows being some of the birds that will most frequently visit our gardens.
There’s no doubt about it, some birds just love wheat; pigeons, pheasants, jays, crows, and magpies are the kind of wild bird (the bigger birds) that will visit your garden if wheat is on offer and can empty a feeder faster than you can BBQ a sausage on a sunny day.
With two hundred species of woodpeckers worldwide it seems slightly unfair that here in the UK we only have three. However, the great spotted woodpecker has now become a common visitor to gardens all over the British Isles, with the exception of Ireland.
The tiny Wren is one of our favourites. Small and often very secretive it breeds all over Britain but can suffer serious declines if we have a prolonged harsh winter.
The biggest clue you might get that your bird food may no longer be fresh is if your garden birds won’t eat it (although - just to confuse matters - there could be other reasons for birds turning their beaks away from bird feeders - such as during the moult).