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The Return of the House Sparrows

You can hear them long before they’re visible in the garden – the House Sparrows certainly don’t seem to be known for their silence! This particular family were regular visitors to the garden (and the bird bath) last year, and this spring they’ve rediscovered their love of sharing a bath.

However, by the look of things, these two males weren’t overly happy at the initial idea of sharing their bath water. After a brief moment of wing flapping though, they did settle down and share the bath.


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Another visitor to the bird bath

Last year we spotted a Coal Tit in the garden multiple times over the course of Spring and Summer, and this spring has seen the return of this small bird. The RSPB say it’s a regular visitor to peanut feeders, but in our garden it likes to sit in the ornamental quince tree, and have a dip in the bird bath every now and then.


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Do you leave water for the birds?

With the hot weather that’s been forecast, we’re making sure to keep the bird bath topped up. Not only do the birds enjoy a cooling bath, but they also can drink from it.

Dragon Goes Wild - Day 85 - Birdbath

For the smaller birds, we also have a water-filled plant saucer with a pebble in – the pebble helps to stop the pigeons from tipping it over, but also means the very small birds can get some shallower water to bathe in.

Dragon Goes Wild - Day 85 - Birdbath

It’s not just the birds that use the bath though, I’ve seen a fox come into the garden at night and take advantage of some drinking water! We also have had numerous visits from a badger (we haven’t spotted it recently, but we have seen the ‘deposits’ that it’s left behind), and I’m guessing that the badger is also making the most of the water.


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