Needless to say I installed a small and discreet feeding station on my tiny balcony as soon as I moved into my new apartment and it didn’t take long for birds to discover the fat balls and feeding tray with mixed seed. Blue Tits and House Sparrows were among the first visitors as might be expected followed by Chaffinch and Collared Dove. However within a few weeks I had the very pleasant surprise to see a Nuthatch making regular visits to the fat ball. Not only a first for the feeding station this is also the first ever Nuthatch I’ve seen in this area in the three years I’ve lived here.

Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)


Adventures on the bird table – part 1