As keen bird watchers ( from the kitchen window!) we are delighted to welcome  a great variety of birds to the cottage garden. Sunflower seeds and peanuts are on offer throughout the day  …for the birds!

In the summer of 2019 we had swallows nesting in the woodshed, swifts nesting all around the house up in the eaves and numerous sparrow nests everywhere. Buzzards  and kites are regularly flying overhead  and  occasionally the sparrow hawk makes a speedy flight into the garden.

Numerous finches especially goldfinches come and enjoy the safety of the garden and their songs fill the air.  

Nuthatch March 2018

Siskin March 2018

Blue Tit  March 2018

Male and female Bullfinches 

March 2018

Chaffinch March 2018

Canada Geese that nest on island every year 

Birds seen in the garden

  • blackbird
  • blackcap
  • blue tit
  • bullfinch
  • buzzard
  • canada goose
  • chaffinch
  • coal tit
  • crow
  • dove
  • dunnock
  • goldfinch
  • great tit
  • greenfinch
  • grey heron
  • greylag goose
  • house martin
  • house sparrow
  • jay
  • longtail tit
  • magpie
  • mallard
  • marsh tit
  • mistle-thrush
  • nuthatch
  • red kite
  • redstart
  • robin
  • rook
  • song thrush
  • sparrowhawk
  • starling
  • swallow
  • swift
  • tawny owl
  • wagtail
  • willow warbler
  • woodpecker (greater spotted)
  • wren

Other sites nearby:

  • red kite feeding station Llandeusant (5 miles)
  • Bethlehem red kite area

Nature sites in region:

  • Brechfa Forest/Abergorlech
  • Glasfynydd (Brecon Beacons) www.forestry.gov.uk
  • Millenium Coastal Park www.tourlink.co.uk
  • Dinas nature reserve (Towy valley)

Listed at above sites:

  • Kingfisher
  • Red kite
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Goshawk
  • Buzzard
  • Merlin
  • Kestrel
  • Raven
  • Osprey
  • Curlew
  • Woodcock
  • Nightjar
  • Little owl
  • Cuckoo
  • Barn owl
  • Warbler
  • Crossbill

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