In autumn and winter, providing food and water for birds can be an effective way of helping out, especially if there’s been a low yield of natural foods such as berries and nuts. In particularly cold autumn and winter periods, you may be lucky enough to see some interesting bird species to your gardens, as well as the ‘usual bunch’. So, we’ve put together this quick guide into some of the birds you may be lucky enough to see over autumn and winter.
Much smaller than a blue tit, the coal tit features striking white cheeks and black bib with a hint of orange on its underbelly. Look out for their ‘hit and run’ approach and they take food from your garden. Read more.
These extremely striking woodpeckers have experienced a rapid increase in numbers since the 1970s, largely due the the uptake and use of garden bird feeders. Look out for them over the next few months. Read more.
A beautifully-coloured and highly acrobatic bird, the siskin is certainly one to look out for. They are gregarious and will often visit garden feeders over winter. Take note of the subtle streaks. Read more.