Feral ring necked parakeets visit bird tables in south east england and are spreading west and north. Their diet mainly consists of seeds and niger seed in particular is a firm favourite.
The uk s second most common bird the chaffinch is another bird to look out for in your garden.
Common winter garden birds uk. Look out for blackcaps too they are becoming regular visitors to some bird tables in winter. They re so popular that in 2015 they were voted our first ever national bird. Increasingly goldfinch are visiting uk garden feeders however by winter they will have migrated to warmer climates as far away as spain.
When and where to see them. Starlings are here all year but our local populations are boosted in winter by birds escaping the harsh winter further east in europe. 24 common british birds and how to spot them.
According to the 2020 big garden birdwatch the most common garden birds in the uk are. Robins erithacus rubecula are often considered a british winter icon. Their unmistakable red masks make them easy to distinguish from other finches.
Although they won t likely openly feed on. These birds can be spotted in gardens throughout the year. They form flocks in rural and urban areas which often descend on garden feeders in large numbers much to the dismay of other birds.
Paul mansfield photographygetty images. Thrushes will visit your garden if they have fruit and berries to eat. Siskins and bramblings can be regular visitors to gardens in some winters.
These include fieldfares redwings plus resident mistle and song thrushes and blackbirds. Here are some of the birds you re likely to spot spending time in your garden in autumn and winter. Goldfinches are a common breeding bird often seen at feeders during winter.
A good starting point is near the bird feeder.