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.
The Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) is a small bird with pink, black and white plumage and a long black tail with white outer feathers. It is called the 'Long-tailed' tit because its tail is longer than its body.
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.
The Siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small passerine bird and is part of the finch family (Fringillidae). It is a lively little finch that has a distinctly forked tail and a long narrow bill.
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.