western jackdaw Corvus monedula

It nests on nearby buildings and collects insect larvae on the lawns of Vojanovy sady, and does not turn its beak up at litter, either. Our jackdaws are mostly regulars and announce themselves with their typical „caw-caw“ squawk.

Eurasian blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus

Our second most abundant tit after the common tit. It feeds on insects, especially aphids in spring, and is a frequent visitor to feeders in winter.

European green woodpecker Picus viridis

Common in the garden, it nests in hollows pecked out of tree trunks. It mostly looks for food on the ground – it feeds on ants, earthworms and insect larvae. It makes a distinctive loud „chuckle“, which is how the male marks his territory.

long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus

One of our smallest birds, it looks like a fluffy black and white ball with a long tail. It can be seen in the garden all year round. In autumn and winter, it moves around in flocks, often together with tits.

great tit Parus major

Our most common tit can be seen in the garden here all year round. It builds a nest made of moss in cavities and boxes, in which it lays up to 10 eggs.

chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

This small greenish-brown bird nests in bushes on or close to the ground. The male defends his territory with a song that sounds like a repeated „chiff-chaff“. It spends the winter in the Mediterranean, where it flies in October and returns to the garden in March.

common blackbird Turdus merula

The blackbird is one of our best and loudest feathered songsters. In the city, the artificial lighting means it also sings at night and sometimes even in winter. You can see it here in the garden all year round.

European greenfinch Chloris chloris

This is a greenish-yellow sparrow-sized bird with a strong beak. It feeds mainly on seeds and other plants. It builds its nest in bushes and is found in the garden all year round.

short-toed treecreeper Certhia brachydactylla

This small brownish-white bird with its longish thin curved bill is named after how it moves. It “creeps” along the trunks of trees. It nests in crevices under the bark or in cracks in tree trunks and can be found in the garden all year round.

common wood pigeon Columba palumbus

Our largest pigeon nests in orchards, as well as in the surrounding streets and squares. It can be seen from February to October, and usually flies to France for the winter. Small numbers of the wood pigeon have spent the winter here in recent years.

beech marten Martes foina

As in other parks around Prague, this common weasel-like animal can also be seen in Vojanovy sady. Its varied diet is both carnivorous (small mammals, birds and insects) and includes the fruits of trees and shrubs. It is mainly a nocturnal species, especially the young, but can also be seen during the day. Lives in the garden all year round.

red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris

The squirrel is a rodent and, unlike the marten, is only active during the day. It spends the night in nests made from moss and leaves in the hollows of trees or amongst the branches, in which the young are also born. Its diet consists of fruits and seeds (typically nuts and conifer seeds), but in spring and summer it also adds some diversity by catching insects or young birds.