Imagine my delight as I peered out the window this afternoon and saw this beautiful bird feeding away at one of the feeders.
Although not the greatest of pictures - I have managed to capture him this time......
|Great Spotted Woodpecker (dendrocopos major)|
A few days ago I gave mention to Blacky the Blackbird and the fact that he had returned. The Blackbird seems to have been a very elusive visitor to the garden this last few months. Yesterday afternoon, as Blacky stood proudly on a neighbour's shed - another blackbird hopped around the borders in search of food. It was difficult to tell whether it was a a female or a juvenille as both are very similar in colouring. So the question is - was he watching his prospective mate or keeping an eye on one of his brood?
|Blackbird (turdus merula)|
There has been a couple of fleeting visits from a female bullfinch this week - she didn't stay long though. Being rather secretive birds - it's not often I see them around the garden picking for food amongst the other birds.
I must say that I am rather pleased that my new bird feeder - which allows me to put out a bigger variety of goodies for the birds - is enticing in these 'strangers'.
Apologies again for the quality of the pictures - the best I could do being indoors as I did not want to take a risk in chasing them away before I was able to record.