After a quick stop at my house for a drink and snack, I went over to Migrant alley and the College grounds, being a working day there was alot of people around by now, and sightings were limited to the common species, Tits and Finch's, a few bold Redwing and a flock of 50 ish FIELDFARE on the sheep pasture, a SPARROWHAWK went through and spooked them all up, so I headed off home. It was a worthwhile trip though, 45 species is above average for a feb. day, and the new record for february was pleasing to achieve.
After getting home and having lunch, i set to work in the garden for a couple of hours, pruning back the Buddlea, and taking out the leaf fall from my ponds, the weather had perked up by now, so I decided to retire to the back bedroom and watch the birds. I got my camera out so I could put something on my blog, even if it was only garden bird pics. But I was pleasantly surprised by a welcome winter visitor - a SISKIN, a new one for the 'February Bird Count' taking me past my target total of 40, good one to get. It brings the total number of birds to use my garden this month to 25.
Above and below: The male Siskin on the sunflowere feeder
This Robin was in full song when I snapped it, a bit grainy but I liked the pose !