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Having joined some time ago i felt it about time to stop reading and get writing. I live on the sandpipers estate in kingswinford. The garden is fairly typical of estate housing, the houses are old enough now for trees to be established and some corners of gardens to be left somewhat less than manicured. There is a small brook lined with mature trees behind the houses opposite, leading onto the old quarry and farm. This is presently being prepared for the building of another housing estate.
I have observed the garden life over the past 28 yrs .
The list of birds seen in the garden is:
Starling, House sparrow, Hedge sparrow ( dunnock ),Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Goldcrest, Blue tit, Great tit, Long tailed tit ,Coal tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Siskin, Magpie, Jay,
Wood pigeon, Feral pigeon, Collared dove, blackcap, Willow warbler, Grey wagtail, Pied wagtail, Black headed gull, Sparrowhawk, Great spotted woodpecker.
The siskins, coal tit, woodpecker and Grey wagtail were seen one year only, all others on more than one occasion. The most common bird is the goldfinch, they have increased from Zero in the early years to a Maximum of more than 30 birds, counted on the day of the RSPB garden birdwatch! The song thrush was an early tick ,but none have been seen proably for 20 years or more. Overfliers are the usual hirundines and Swifts, though all three are very scarce this year.

delia todd

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Hi Mike and a warm welcome back to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I'm so glad you've found your way back to us, and I look forward to hearing your news. You've quite a few birds there that I'd love to see at my feeders, and some I'd like to see coming more often!!

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