My latest shoot from the window series reveals all the usual visitors to the seed feeder.
The leaves have all gone now from the tree which makes it easier for observing the various species.
The weather was very dull and bitterly cold, which explains in part the poor quality of the images. Birds are turning up in some strength now, a sure sign that natural food is less plentiful. The resident Robin pair make short forays to the seeds and chase everything else away in the process. Then at least four Goldfinch arrive and take in turns to feed. They eventually get spooked and the Greenfinch arrive. There are always at least three Blue Tits taking it in turns to dash to the seeds grab a beak full and dash back into the depth of the tree or the adjacent Holly tree. Meanwhile Dunnocks hop about the floor of the balcony picking up the seeds that get dropped as do the Blackbirds. An extended family of Long-tailed Tits made a welcome visit to the tree top, but as usual didn't venture near the seeds, they were as always just passing through.
|Top: Great Tit (L). Long-tailed Tit (R) Bottom: Blue Tit (L) Coal Tit (R)|