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Birdwatching wonders in your June garden

As nature bursts into full bloom, our green spaces become vibrant stages for bird activity, offering an enchanting spectacle for birdwatchers and casual observers alike.

In early June, the familiar chirp of the house sparrow fills the air. These sociable birds, adorned with their distinctive brown and grey plumage, flit between bushes and bird feeders, often accompanied by their fledglings eagerly awaiting their next meal.

Image of a Blue Tit perched on a small branch

The beautiful song of the blackbird is a common accompaniment to morning coffee in many gardens. With their glossy black feathers and bright orange beaks, these thrushes are a joy to behold as they probe the earth for earthworms and insects, pausing occasionally to serenade the day with their rich, flute-like calls.

Image of a Blackbird sat on a branch

For those lucky enough to have mature trees nearby, the sight of a great tit is a common delight. With their striking black and yellow plumage and distinctive call, these agile birds navigate branches with ease, foraging for insects to feed their hungry chicks nestled in tree hollows.

As the sun begins to set, the haunting call of the tawny owl may be heard echoing through the twilight. Though elusive and nocturnal, these majestic birds occasionally grace gardens with their presence, their presence adding an air of mystery to the evening chorus.

Image of a Tawny Owl in a tree

Of course, these are just a few of the many bird species that grace UK gardens in early June. Depending on your location and habitat, you may also spot robins, wrens, blue tits, all searching for bird food and maybe even the occasional glimpse of a sparrowhawk soaring overhead.

So, as June unfolds its wings, take a moment to step outside and immerse yourself in the bird song playing out in your garden. Whether you're an avid birdwatcher or simply enjoy the beauty of nature, there's something truly magical about witnessing the diverse array of bird life that calls the UK home.

Image of a small bird eating from the ground

Written by Angela.

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