Many people are commenting on the absence of birds in their gardens. There’s always a lull in birds visiting gardens after the breeding season. It’s a time when the birds will replace their feathers and are a little less manoeuvrable on the wing. As a result, birds can be more secretive. This time of year also offers plenty of natural foods for birds in the wider countryside, including a berry crop ripe for the taking.
Click here to read the BTO Garden Birdwatch newsletter for August 2018: GBW enews: Where have the birds gone?