I Spy With My Little Eye


It’s been the Big School Bird Watch these past few months, and we’ve loved looking out for all of our bird cousins in the garden. With it being the last weekend of the RSPB campaign, we're sharing some of the birds to look out for in the garden and out on your walks! 


One of the most popular birds that you will spot in your garden is the little blackbird. The males are black with bright orange-yellow beak and yellow eye-ring, however, females are surprisingly brown. 

They also often have spots and streaks on their breasts and a brown beak. You might hear them before you see them, as they are beautiful singers!


Classed as unlucky when seen on their own, you might find yourself saluting and saying hello to many magpies when out on your walks. Commonly seen, or heard with its noisy chattering, the Magpie is black and white.

However when seen close-up its black plumage has a blue iridescent sheen to the wing feathers and a green gloss to the tail.


Often seen as a pest, there is little chance that you will be able to go anywhere in England without seeing a woodpigeon. 

Its loud cooing and clattering of wings when flying make it hard to avoid even when they are not in sight! 


Britain’s favourite bird, robins are often thought to be loved ones no longer with us, coming to visit and check up on us. They’re distinctive, with their bright red breast.

Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are very territorial and are quick to drive away intruders.

Have you seen any of these birds either in your garden or out and about? We’d love to know! Or you have you got one of our very own Garden Birds?

If so, send us a picture - and we'll see if we can sort out some kind of prize for a few lucky photographers.

Image Credits - Unsplash

Blackbird - Niklas Hamann
Magpie - Zdeněk Macháček
Woodpigeon - Nancy Hughes
Robin - Abdul Rehman Khalid