Live Blogging Garden Birding

12.00 noon

Birding from the living room, it doesn’t get any more comfortable than this. I’m going to spend an hour with my binoculars and see what I can spot.

12.10 p.m.

Very quiet on the feeding station front. First visitor, a coal tit, on the sunflower hearts.

Magpie briefly on a neighbour’s ariel. Blue tit in tree in neighbouring garden. Wood pigeon in flight.

12.20 p.m.

The sunflower hearts are always popular with the tits, a blue tit this time. Wood pigeon on the feeding station.

Male great tit on the feeding station, eating crumbled fat ball on the dish.

12.30 p.m.

Male great tit making several visits to the sunflower hearts. Blue tit continuing to visit.

12.40 p.m.

Dunnock in the garden, as well as a robin. Blue tit and male great tit continue to make trips to the sunflower hearts.

Carrion crow in flight.

12.50 p.m.

A very brief glimpse of a gull overhead. Not enough to identity though. Another bird spotted, this time able to identify it as a lesser black-backed gull.

Kestrel in flight over nearby woodland.

1.00 p.m.

Dunnock in the bush outside the kitchen window. It spends a lot of time there, also roosts overnight. Robin also in the bush.

Great tit and coal tit on the feeding station .

Three carrion crow overhead in flight.

Very enjoyable hour looking through the window. Ten species of birds seen, happy with that as it has been fairly quiet compared to normal.