Our gardens are full of wonderful birds. Watching them and encouraging them into your garden can give great pleasure and constant delight.

No matter where you live you can feed the garden birds, whether you live in the town or in the countryside. They provide you with complete entertainment straight from your window from season to season. Nature provides an organic way of lifting our spirits.

As well as this you are encouraging wildlife, providing the birds with a regular supply of food making it easier for them to survive in the winter months and bring up their young in the spring and summer.

Our birds seed mixes, as well as our other foods that are available once you subscribe, will help you to attract a variety of different birds to your garden. We recommend you start with a couple of standard seed feeders. Once you have tempted the birds you can help to encourage them to stay and regularly visit your garden by providing things such as nest boxes and bird baths.

This page is here to give you information on some of the most common garden birds you’ll find here in the UK. It will also help you to identify the ones which visit your garden.

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The robin is one of the most well known and loved birds in the UK. An adult robin has an orange/red breast and throat, brown above, bordered with grey and is truly unmistakable.


The wren is a small bird and is often heard before it is seen. It’s song is one of the loudest of all the songbirds. The wren cocks his tail, unlike many other birds. They are russet brown above and a pair brown below. You’ll also see a short pale line behind the eye.


The blackbird is another of our most familiar birds. The male is black with a yellow beak. Females are medium brown in colour with some streaking on the throat and breast. They are actually members of the thrush family!

Blue Tit

This is the most common of the tit family. They are very widespread and can be seen in virtually every garden. With a blue cap, black and white face, green back and yellow tummy they are unmistakeable.

House Sparrow

Another familiar bird to the UK. The males have a neat grey bib and grey and brown cap. The females and the youngsters have pale underparts and a streaked brown upper parts, as well as a pale stripe behind the eye.

Great Tit

The great tit lives up to its name, it is the largest of the tit family. The great tit has a black head and throat, white cheeks, green back and bright yellow underside which is divided by a black bar.


These adults are unmistakable. They have a bright red patch on the face and yellow stripes on their winds which you notice flash when they fly.


Starlings are both attractive and fascinating. At first they look like plain brown/black coloured birds. However, up close they have a green iridescent sheen. When it is breeding season they have tiny pale spots and streaks. Did you know that starlings are great mimics and able to imitate other birds as well as manmade sounds such as mobile phones.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

This is the commonly spotted of the woodpeckers. They frequently visit gardens to feed especially in the autumn and winter months. They are black and white, with two white oval patches on their back. The male great spotted woodpeckers have red on the back of their heads, but the females do not.

Wood Pigeon

Once a bird found predominantly in the open countryside, they now also reside in towns and cities and can often be seen in gardens and parks. They tend to feed from the ground or a bird table. The wood pigeon is the largest of the pigeons and is identified by the distinctive white mark on its neck, pale grey underparts and a breast that is a purple/red colour.

Collared Dove

The collared dove spends most of its time in a pair or a group, so if you see one another shouldn’t be far away. It can be identified by it’s distinctive dark collar and which gives the bird its name, as well as pale pink/brown plumage. They also have dark wingtips and are dark under the tail, with white outer-tail feathers.


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