Garden birds in March 2019

This year I am keeping a list of birds seen in or from my garden.

The Snowdrops are gone but the Forsythia is now in full bloom.

Well, I’m on a respectable but not very impressive 34 species so far in 2019, with March bumping up the number by 4 species:

  1. Robin
  2. House Sparrow
  3. Jackdaw
  4. Blackbird
  5. Woodpigeon
  6. Starling
  7. Black-headed Gull
  8. Great Tit
  9. Red Kite
  10. Carrion Crow
  11. Chaffinch
  12. Goldfinch
  13. Rook
  14. Collared Dove
  15. Dunnock
  16. Wren
  17. Long-tailed Tit
  18. Blue Tit
  19. Common Gull
  20. Redwing
  21. Fieldfare
  22. Reed Bunting
  23. Greenfinch
  24. Blackcap
  25. Song Thrush
  26. Herring Gull
  27. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  28. Buzzard
  29. Pied Wagtail
  30. Stock Dove

31. Magpie

32. Green Woodpecker

33. Mallard

34. Sparrowhawk

So that brings the 2019 garden list to 34 species, but more importantly for the little challenge I set you back in January, it adds a species onto my lifetime garden list – Mallard. Surely I have seen a Mallard or two over the garden before? Have I? I honestly can’t remember doing so before, and I certainly haven’t made a record of them if I have, so that brings the garden list to 58 species.

By the end of March the butterfly list for the garden in 2019 stands at four species: Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Holly Blue. The first Orange Tip must be soon – although it seems there is some nippy weather also expected soon.

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