I didn't get round my patch this afternoon as I had an eye appointment to keep. Some might say I needed them tested after the birds I've be seeing this year!
I had an hour to kill, so I sat out in the garden and watched what would come down to the soaked bread I threw on the lawn, within minutes JACKDAW and MAGPIE were taking away huge beakfulls, a BLACKBIRD took modest amounts and a ROBIN even less. The highlight for me was watching the STARLING families come crashing in, making their raucous squawking, it looks a better breeding year for them this year.
I've got some days off next week, as well as the bank holiday Mon. So i'll have five full morning walks to wring out any passing birds that stray onto my patch.
Below are some pics of the birds I recorded in the garden
Juv. Starling above, and with adult below