A British garden is a wonderous place that can be full of nature and can attract many different species of bird. Here are 20 of the most common birds that you are likely to spot in your garden.
The robin is arguably one of the easiest birds to spot – its bright red chest giving away its identity to all that it meets. The bright bird is spotted throughout the year, especially so during the festive season, which is why it has long been symbolic of Christmas (you’re sure to find one on a Christmas card if not in your garden).
2. Collared Dove
Pale, pink-grey to brown in colour, collared doves sport a distinctive black ‘collar’ around their necks which give them their name and identify them for garden spotting. Another clue to look out for is their reddish eyes and feet, if you can get near enough. Otherwise, listen out for their familiar monotonous cooing sound which is another sure giveaway.
3. Great Tit
The resident great tit is the largest of the UK tit family (we cover four today). If you’re looking with your eyes you should see a black head with white cheeks. If you are listening with your ears, a two-syllable song is your give away. During the winter, the bird will join other breeds of tit and form a flock.