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Introduction ~ The Red Kite ~ Feeder Station Birds 
Garden Birds
Just a few garden birds which can be found at feeder stations
Great Tit

Great Tit :- The largest of the tit family, it can be a bully to other members of its family. As well as the food that can be found at a feeder station it, like the blue tit, loves coconuts hung up in a garden. However, its diet is varied for it will eat anything from spring buds, fruit, seeds and berries to spiders and household scraps. It raises between 5 -12 young who are fledged by four weeks.

Nut Hatch

Nut Hatch :- The only member of its family to breed in the UK.. The bird's habitat includes deciduous woodland, parklands and gardens. Its diet consists of hazel or beech nuts, acorns, seeds, and of course peanuts. The bird breeds from late April to fairly early May and an average clutch is between 6 - 8 eggs, which take about two weeks to incubate.


Goldfinch:- This delightfully coloured little bird is more a seed eater than a peanut one, its main diet being of thistle and groundsel seed. (which are to be found in the mixture of one type of feed in Mr. Taylor's feeders). The bird prefer a habitat of farmland, garden, and those open areas which have a scattering of trees. A breading season of April to early May with a clutch of 4 - 6 eggs being laid

Blur Tit

Blue Tit :- While it is mainly a woodland bird it will visit a feeding station during winter, where with its lively acrobatic behavior this cheeky little bird is a delight to watch. It has a very aggressive manner towards other birds at the station, and one has to wonder how it has time to eat during so many squabbles. Breeding season is mid - April to early May with a clutch of 7 - 12 eggs being laid.


Greenfinch:- The bathing beauty of the garden, for it is indeed a vigorous bather. Habitat being gardens, woodland edges, copses and plantations. The female is of a duller colour than the male. Its breeding season begins in late April or early May, with a clutch being between 4 - 6 eggs. However with hatching taking two weeks, it is not impossible for the bird to have 2 - 3 broods a year.


Robin:- This inquisitive little bird is the gardener's favorite, so relative tame is it that it can be found on a spade handle or under your feet as you work. It is however fiercely possessive of its 'own' territory and defends it vigorously from other robins. Its breeding season begins in late March until June in the north with a clutch of 5 - 6 eggs


Bullfinch:- Whilst a very pretty bird it can also be one of the most destructive birds in the garden, for it attacks the buds of fruit trees and flowering shrubs. Its black cap and red rump make's it very distinctive. It has two and three broods per year, during which time it raises between four to five chicks who usually fledge after 12 -14 days.

House Sparrow

House Sparrow:- When man decided to build his first house, little did he know that he had a lodger in waiting; for this little bird will always if possible seek out the warmth of human dwellings to build its nests. Its breeding season extends from March to August, during which time it will raise as many as three broods with between 3 - 5 young.

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