If you fill it, they will come…
I became very diligent about keeping the bird feeder stocked up during the cold spell. My efforts were rewarded and we now have a large flock of visitors every day. We are both enjoying watching them and I’ve seen four new (to me) species – Hawfinch, Blackcap, crested tit and nuthatch. I took some photos with my little camera which are ok-ish, and the LSH got some nice pictures with his posh camera.
The nuthatch was particularly camera shy for a long time, so I’ve included several of pictures of him, just because he was hard to get. And he’s cute.
If I was a twitcher, they would be ticked off my list now, but I just enjoy them.
We also have chaffinches, greenfinches, great tits and coal tits.
The blackcap as pictured in the slideshow above is a normal bird shape. He is a voracious feeder and now has roughly the same dimensions as a bumble bee. I’m not sure he’s going to be able to fly for much longer…
Thanks, LSH, for the photos.