Why have all the birds left the garden?

Can anyone explain or help answer my question!


I’ve been feeding birds in the garden since I moved to my current address in March and have had daily visitors of bluetits a robin, chaffinches, a jay and even a woodpecker.


last Friday the birds reduced in number and now I’m lucky if I see two or three a day.


Birdfeeders that I emptied daily remain full .  Nothing in the surrounding area has changed so I remain confused ?



Could there be a sparrowhawk in the area?  Have you seen one?

It’s strange that you have so many different types of birds missing from your garden.

Strangely, I had a woodpecker in my garden today. We have an small, old tree and it was merrilly ‘tapping’ / ‘drilling’ away at it.  So it is strange that your woodpecker has gone and that the others have disappeared.

Has there been any building work nearby?  I ask this because my garden was so quiet one day and all the birds had disappeared.  It turned out that there was some work being done just outside the garden.  The work only went on for one day so the garden birds were soon back.

Let me know if you see a sparrowhawk in the area or if there is any building work going on

I’ll put your question on Bird Table News in case anyone can think of another reason

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