Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Garden birds

Changes are afoot. Siskin has gone from the most common and frequent bird in the garden, always present on a feeder to almost completely absent over the last week to ten days. A couple did fly over yesterday but none today and none on the feeders for some days now. However, in compensation Marsh Tit returned today after a long absence. Goldfinch are also very infrequent, following a similar pattern to the Siskin, again none today. Both woodpeckers present today, juvenile Great-spotted are a common sight on the peanuts at the moment. A new visitor to the Niger seed yesterday was Collared Dove, at sat picking at the seed for a minute or so before a gang of Greenfinches hustled it off.

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