No patch visit was made today, i've come down with a cold virus, and didn't feel too good, so I stayed at home. At least I got to watch the garden feeders, and scan the sky from the house for a lot of the day. I even got some photo's early on when the sun was out :-)
One of the first species of the 19 to visit the garden was the SPARROWHAWK, but it soon realised there was nothing about for breakfast, and went off elsewhere, thankfully it wasn't seen again for the remainder of the day.
|Greenfinch, Great Tit, Goldfinch and Blue Tit ( going anticlockwise from top left)|
The COLLARED DOVES arrived in groups, the largest group was of 7 birds, the same could be said of the STARLINGS, with small groups visiting the fat blocks throughout the day, 5 was the most seen at one time. Singles of DUNNOCK and WREN scurried about under the shrubs, where a couple of BLACKBIRDS were also feeding, and 2 ROBINS dashed to and fro, from fat feeders to the sunflower hearts. Just two HOUSE SPARROWS visited, a sign of the times, as numbers continue to fall in my garden.
Two NUTHATCH, two COAL TITS, a JACKDAW, a WOODPIGEON and 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS came in, the latter having a peanut feeder each to themselves, but the birds of the day for me, were the two male BULLFINCH that came to the Sunflower hearts - beautiful birds! These represented the 22nd species to visit the feeders this month :-)
|One of the Bullfinch's, pity I had to take the shot through the double glazing!|
In all, not a bad selection of garden birds, but the day was made even better when I spotted a COMMON BUZZARD (53) over the Wet Woods, one more for the months list!
Below are a few other photos I took, mainly of the Coal Tits :-)