Ground feeding birds

Ground feeding birds are those which prefer to feed from the ground, not from tables or feeders. Easy to feed, it’s simply a case of casting nuts, pellets and mealworm onto the ground to attract birds such as the blackbird, chaffinch and house sparrow. See below for a comprehensive list of ground feeding birds.

Blackbird

Length ……………….24 – 25 cm

Weight ………………80 – 125 g

UK Population ….8.8 million

Wingspan ………….34 – 38 cm
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Chaffinch

Length ……………….14.5 cm

Weight ………………18 – 29 g

UK Population ….10.8 million

Wingspan ………….15 – 18 cm
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Collared Dove

Length ……………….29 – 30 cm

Weight ………………170 – 240 g

UK Population ….0.6 million

Wingspan ………….35 cm
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Dunnock

Length ……………….14.5 cm

Weight ………………16 – 25 g

UK Population ….4 million

Wingspan ………….19 -21 cm
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House Sparrow

Length ……………….14 – 15 cm

Weight ………………24 – 32 g

UK Population ….7.2 million

Wingspan ………….21 – 21.5 cm
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Mistle Thrush

Length ……………….27 cm

Weight ………………110 – 140 g

UK Population ….0.46 million

Wingspan ………….42 – 47.5 cm
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Robin

Length ……………….12 – 13 cm

Weight ………………16 – 22 g

UK Population ….8.4 million

Wingspan ………….20 cm
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Song Thrush

Length ……………….23 cm

Weight ………………70 – 90 g

UK Population ….1.98 million

Wingspan ………….33 – 36 cm
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Starling

Length ……………….21.5 cm

Weight ………………75 – 90 g

UK Population ….1.62 million

Wingspan ………….37 – 42 cm
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Wood Pigeon

Length ……………….40 – 42 cm

Weight ………………450 – 550 g

UK Population ….5 million

Wingspan ………….75 – 80 cm
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Wren

Length ……………….9 -10 cm

Weight ………………8 – 13 g

UK Population ….14 million

Wingspan ………….13 – 17 cm
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