Haith's Wildlife Blog
The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) is a common and widespread small bird in the finch family. The male is brightly coloured with a blue-grey cap and reddish underparts.
March usually brings the start of the naturalist’s year. There can be days when the skies are still heavy and dull but other days when the sun comes out and birds burst into song. It’s a great sign of things to come.
The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a very small passerine bird and is a member of the Tit family (Paridae).
There are few things more satisfying or entertaining than having birds take to a nest box that you have put up. Ideally, no garden should be devoid of a bird house (or two), especially if there aren’t any trees with “natural” hollows. Why not save the birds some time and trouble by providing a ready to move into nest box?
National Nest Box Week is a traditional part of the birding calendar. It runs for a week from 14th February each year.