Haith's Wildlife Blog
The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a medium-sized passerine and is typically 20cm (8in) in length, and is slightly smaller than a blackbird.
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.