I’ve suspected for a while that my garden is actually a Spring/Summer garden and my theory has now been confirmed. My bird numbers have improved, and on Sunday morning I had been thinking back to last year when we had quite a few Greenfinch, and that they hadn’t yet returned.
Well, Sunday evening, there they were. I guess at around 5/6, as there were also some on the ground around the feeders. It wasn’t so easy to count with Goldies flying back and forth and lots of arguing :)
Also, something else exciting – for me at least.
Today I saw my first ever Siskin! Woo hoo. Just the lone male, and I hope he tells his friends about my garden :)
Another observation, I seem to have lost my Coal tits, however last year we didn’t get them until later in the summer, so I’m not particularly worried yet. At least the LTT’s, Blue and Great tits are still visiting regularly, all of which arrived at a similar time to the Coal tits.
I’ve had Starlings gathering nest material in the form of debris from the Montbretia leaves I ripped out a few weeks ago. I’ve never had Starlings on the lawn, although they are in the area, they never seem to come onto my lawn. Strange.
Now I just need a new and interesting species, like Lesser Redpoll to visit me! :D
Of course, I would never turn down a Nuthatch or Goldcrest! *dreams*
Flock of Greenies with more on the ground hovering up the dropped seeds (and a rogue Goldie and Bullfinch)
Something scared him, so he watched from a neighbour’s tree ( a long distance away)
Collared Dove, Siskin, Bullfinch and Wren in the background
Goldie, Bullie, Siskin, Collared Dove