But the RSPB said it was curious to see how the figures might change this year, following a positive year for some resident British birds including greenfinches
, chaffinches, blue tits, great tits and long-tailed tits.
Species such as starlings and greenfinches
have seen their numbers visiting gardens decline by 79 and 59 per cent retrospectively since the first Birdwatch in 1979.
Whatever the reason, I was delighted to see a large flock of 20-plus healthy-looking greenfinches
at RSPB Saltholme last week.
Good quality peanuts |are rich in fat and are popular with tits, greenfinches
, house sparrows, nuthatches and great spotted woodpeckers.
love peanuts so fill your feeder with them
Residents on a small cul-de-sac in Brynsiencyn have found 19 dying and dead greenfinches
and chaffinches in a single week.
The sparrowhawk invasion is alarming householders who are seeing their favourite robins, blue tits and greenfinches
ripped to pieces right outside their patio windows.
The `acclimatisers', soon bored with the sublime, imported exotic birds, monkeys, starlings, skylarks, thrushes, Indian mynahs, greenfinches
, sparrows and robins, ostriches, pheasants, partridges, ducks, geese and white swans.
We discovered recently that the average heterozygosity in different populations of greenfinches
(Aves: Carduelinae: Carduelis chloris), as measured by allelic variation in nuclear genes, is extremely low and decreases with increasing latitude across continental Europe (Merila et al.
and goldfinches will munch on the nodding, drying seedheads.
At least a fifth of greenfinches
are thought to have died in the last ten years from trichomoniasis.
It is estimated that half a million greenfinches