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Do you know who is fluttering through your garden? How to recognize our native birds and what superpowers they have. And: Why you should count the birds in your garden from May 13th - the hour of the garden birds 2021.

Status: 05/11/2021

The hour of the garden birds 2021

Counting and observing the birds around you: From May 13th to 16th, 2021 it will be the "hour of garden birds" again. You can find more information plus registration forms and bird portraits directly from the State Association for Bird Protection (LBV) or from NABU. You can report your observations until May 24th. Why should you count? Because your observations help conservationists to recognize changes in the environment early on and to react to them. If you see few or no songbirds during this hour, this is also important information for bird conservationists.

Here are the most common songbirds in our gardens:

The blackbird is the most common bird species in Germany. What a blackbird looks like is something that children learn in primary school: blackbirds are black and have a yellow beak. Their females, on the other hand, are colored plain brown throughout - similar to the young birds. Anyone who observes blackbirds closely has probably already noticed that the animals very often jump directly over the ground and often stop abruptly and tilt their heads. So they listen to where earthworms, snails and insects crawl in the ground. By the way: This is how you can help blackbirds.

The robin's orange-red throat shines conspicuously through trees and bushes. The rest of the bird is rather nondescript light brown and gray. The robin likes to live in dense forests, so you can rarely see it in towns and villages. In spring, the bird looks for a suitable breeding ground near the ground. The nest must be well hidden, in thick undergrowth or in a hole in the wall. Its peculiarity? Robins are real early birds. Even at dawn the typical "ticking" and "chinking" of the robins can be heard.

The blue tit is very distinctive. As its name suggests, you can recognize the little songbird by its blue forelock and blue wings. He has a white face with a black stripe over the eyes and a yellow belly. Its yellow color makes it easy to confuse it with the great tit, but it has a large black vertical spot on its belly and no blue feathers. Blue tits are real bundles of energy. They flutter back and forth, up and down and find it difficult to keep still. What some observers perceive as lively and refreshing may seem nervous to others. One thing is certain: blue tits are always on the move.

Everyone has surely come across the house sparrow. Inconspicuous brown, small and cheeky. Sparrows live in flocks. If they land together in a bush, then there is always something going on. The little birds are extremely adaptable. They nest where they like it: a niche under the roof, an abandoned swallow's nest, a nest box or a lush green facade - it doesn't matter. There just has to be space for many sparrow neighbors.

The nuthatch is a very small and slender bird. It is feathered blue-gray and beige to rust-brown on the belly. You can recognize it by its short tail and the black stripe over the eyes. However, the behavior of the nuthatch is more noticeable than the plumage. Nuthatches have strong feet and claws, so they can walk up and down logs vertically - head down. The nuthatch usually keeps its upper body pointing upwards. Nuthatches build their nests in tree holes or empty woodpecker holes. So that no other bird flies into your cave, seal the entrance with clay except for a small hole (approx. 3.5 cm). This is where her name comes from.

The jay owes its name to its favorite food - acorns. The little bird can carry up to ten in its beak or in its throat pouch. If you see a jay, there is a good chance it has an acorn in its beak. He hides these in the ground in autumn as winter supplies. Since it can remember the hiding places down to the millimeter, scientists assume that the jay has a phenomenal memory. You can recognize the bird by its pinkish-brown body, black mustache, black and white wings and, above all, by the pretty blue iridescent feather on its side. And something else is special about the jay: he is a master of imitation. He can imitate the sounds of other birds almost perfectly, so he speaks foreign languages.

At first glance, one could confuse the bullfinch with the robin, because he too has a red belly and a red throat. However, one of the backs is steel gray and the head is completely black. Only the female is clearly more camouflaged. Basically, the bullfinch is more of an inconspicuous bird. This also applies to his shy, quiet, chatting vocals. When he sings, you might think that the little bird is deeply sad. The softly fluted "Diüu", which slowly gets deeper and deeper, sounds really melancholy.

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The tail tit is a pretty bird. It is only 13 to 15 centimeters tall and of which 7 to 9 centimeters is tail. This long tail makes her an artist because she can balance on the outer ends of very thin branches to look for food where no other bird can go. Tail tits are very sociable animals and incredibly social. Outside the breeding season, the tailed tit lives in small flocks of 20 to 30 birds. They stick together and claim a certain territory that is defended against other swarms. When the first young birds have hatched, the whole family, including uncles and aunts, helps to ensure that the little ones have enough to eat.

In keeping with its name, the goldenhammer has bright yellow to cinnamon-brown plumage. Here, too, the female is generally a little more plainly colored. Goldammer males are the opera singers among the native birds. Her unmistakable singing sounds like an ever higher, long drawn out "zizizizizizii-düh". In spring, the male goldenhammer attracts females with it. Then he proudly presents her with several blades of grass. That should make you want to build a nest together. Even if this tactic sounds a bit weird - it works.

Among the woodpecker species, the great spotted woodpecker is the most common in Germany. It is about the size of a blackbird and has black, white and red plumage. Sure, you can usually hear woodpeckers before you see them. They hammer and drum against trees. A drum roll in the great spotted woodpecker takes about two seconds and consists of 10 to 16 beats. Even if great spotted woodpeckers are really great animals, they are unfortunately also predators. If you have an insect hotel in your garden, it is not uncommon for great spotted woodpeckers to use it unabashedly.