Now that the buds are emerging on Ash and Maple and there is plenty of Alder seeds available, its a good idea to look for the various species of birds that like that kind of food at this time of year.
Listen out for the cheerful song of the Goldfinch high in the trees.
They eat a variety of buds and seeds and are usually in small flocks.
Look amongst the Goldfinch or more likely on their own or with a partner, you may find the Bullfinch.
The male with its bright coloured chest stands out very well.
That said, they are never easy to get a clear shot of as they hide behind twigs and branches.
If you are really fortunate, you may find amongst the Goldfinch one of these below.
The Siskin feed in small flocks or with Goldfinch. These below were with the Goldfinch in this post feeding on Alder seeds.