As most of us are either wholly or largely spending time indoors, what we see from our windows (front or back) can become more important. Although there are fewer people on the street, at this time of year there’s lots happening. The trees are coming into leaf and birds nesting and singing their hearts out.
With help from one or two neighbours here are some trees, shrubs and birds we know for certain are in our two roads. You may be able to see or hear some from your window. There will of course be others.
House Sparrow, Blue Tit, Spotted Woodpecker, Rock Pigeon, Blackbird,
Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Dove, Crow, Magpie, Jay, Swift (from first or second week in May around the church and middle part of Canning and Clyde Roads)
If you find the small birds hard to see well enough to identify, you may still be able to distinguish them by their song. The link below to the RSPB site gives a description of each bird plus a snippet of their song.
The A-Z tells you more about a bird and includes an audio of its song. There is a Bird Identifier to try and work out what bird you’ve seen.
Page also contains information on other animals you can see in a garden: insects and invertebrates, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.