Haith's Wildlife Blog
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.
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.