I thought monday's weather was horrendous, Today made that look tame! At least Monday afternoon had a few brief dry intervals, today it just rained - All day!!
Needless to say I didn't get out, and after walking home from work, and getting soaked, I had little incentive to go out again. So it was back at the window to watch the feeders, which was much the same as monday afternoon, apart from a visit from a male BULLFINCH, the first this year, and the 32nd species to use the garden this year. A GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, COAL TIT, WOODPIGEON, and MAGPIE are all less frequent visitors, but all showed up today with the usual Tits and FINCH's. The adult ROBINS were feeding at least 2 young birds, and 2 DUNNOCKS were actively picking at the spilt sunflower seed. I also recorded 2 Colour ringed HOUSE SPARROWS, birds that were ringed for a local study, for the British Trust for Ornithology. One of them was ringed back on the 28th March 2004, and was an adult then, so it is at least a 5 year old bird, and is the oldest bird left out of the 400 or so ringed in this the fith year of the study.
I did try to get some pics today, but the light and rain made it a fruitless task! Lets hope for a better day tomorrow!