Jone and Alistair stayed at the cottage in early June. Alistair is a keen bird watcher and has provided a list of the 35 different birds he spotted within walking distance of Ty Olaf.
Buzzard, Red Kite, Hen Harrier, Raven, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Jay, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Mallard, Grey Heron, Dipper, Wood Pigeon, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, House Sparrow, Hedge Sparrow, House Martin, Swallow, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Siskin, Redpoll, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker.
The week after Alistair was here I altered my seed, bird feeders from whole sunflower seeds to hulled sunflower, this has resulted in a marked increase in the amount of Siskins coming to the feeders. One neighbour has been feeding with hulled seeds and had attracted the Siskins that Alistair recorded, but I was only rarely getting them.