Relatively quiet until just after 08.00 hrs when the first mob of House Sparrows flew in. After which it was hectic, with birds constantly moving in and out of the garden. Bird of the day came in the shape of a Chiffchaff which very briefly flew up onto the garden fence before disappearing next door. There seemed to be more Great Tits today, joined by a couple of their Blue cousins, visiting the sunflower heart feeder regularly throughout the morning. There were two Robins, which is always a recipe for a scrap, chasing around the feeding station and at least three male Blackbirds, who were far more tolerant of their fellows - food more important than fighting? A motley collection of feral Rock Doves were happy to scratch about beneath the feeders and were joined by a couple of Wood Pigeons for a while.
|Robins are Bev's absolute favourite bird - the link with Christmas being a major factor. The sultanas are|
for the Blackbirds, although I have seen Dunnocks, Robins and Collared Doves also eating them.
|These two stayed for quite a while, pecking around under the feeders.|