Haith's Wildlife Blog
Landmark British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) research suggests the array of bird diets presented to the Nation's garden birds - including sunflower hearts, suet, and insectivorous bird foods, is now supporting a greater diversity of bird species in Britain's urban spaces, which are rising in numbers.
The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird and is part of the bunting family. The bright yellow plumage of the adult male Yellowhammer - along with his reddish-brown upperparts and white outer tail feathers - easily distinguish him from all other buntings and finches.
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 Wren (Troglodytes Troglodytes) is a small dumpy bird that is a warm brown colour with lighter shades of brown and cream, its wings are small and round and its tail is short and narrow which is sometimes cocked up vertically.
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).