I wish there was a way to photograph these birds without having to shoot through double glazing, but I know they wouldn't come so close if the glass wasn't there! It makes all these shots 'soft' which is a shame. It's still fun to do though! (-:
Our Goldfinch is a very smart looking bird which looks like it has dipped its head in red ink. They are generally found in flocks, specially in the winter time and have a lovely liquid twittering song.They particularly like sunflower hearts and also niger seed. This one is eyeing up the sunflower heart feeder in this shot.The Dunnock may be generally seen as a little brown job, but I love them. They have a subtle plumage and the sweetest of songs which I have begun to hear again already this year.This shot and the Marsh Tit (next but one) are not very good, but both the Coal Tit (below) and the Marsh Tit never stay long at all at the feeders. They tend to quickly snatch a titbit and then fly off to a nearby tree to eat. These are the best shots I could get on the day. I'll just have to try harder another time! As I was watching the feeders from Mum's sitting room, this Grey Heron flew over. We don't see them all that often here so this was a nice bonus. He probably settled down further along the River Churn which flows along the bottom of the garden.The Marsh Tit as mentioned above with a Long-tailed Tit behind. On my last day visiting Mum, I went for a short walk up the hill. I'll post some of those photos tomorrow.