Haith's Wildlife Blog
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The recent report by staff of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), "The composition of British bird communities is associated with long-term garden bird feeding", published in Nature Communications 10, 21 May 2019, provides evidence that providing supplementary diets to garden birds in Britain both supports and enhances the numbers of our native avifauna.
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 Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) is a member of the woodpecker family (Picidae). It is one of three types of woodpecker and is the largest. They're very easy to spot...
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.