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Goldie and his mates.

About a month ago I had a single Gold finch visit my bird table, first time in 21 years I have seen them in the garden, it made my day.

Then about 14 days ago he came back with his mate, but unfortunately they don't stay long, and then disappeared few a few days

Well....... today I saw 3 goldies on the feed table and was able to capture a few images of them.





On, under and around the feeding table.











bodger

Brilliant pictures Out of the blue we had a pair of redpolls on the board today. The cock bird was in full colour.
horace

Great pics  
sapphire

Digindeep

Lucky you      
sod

 we have the first ones around here also Yellow Hammers and ^*((**&&^% sparrows by the 10000000s 'mice with wings' thanks for sharing  
HonkHonk

lovely birds, lovely pics
agapanthus

Beautiful birds!!    We don't have a bird table or feeders because of the cats but our neighbour has a pear tree very close to our garden and it's inundated with goldfinches...so we can watch them without fear of the damn cats getting them! ;)
Carnach

Brilliant!
Border

Another visitor I've not seen at the feeding table in years.



These two fat bugggers are here every day, and if its the same pair they have been here for the last four years and nest in the same pine tree.

bodger

That top picture Paul? A siskin hen?

Out of interest, is there stuff over there that we don't get here?
Border

Yes mate..........a female Sisken.

A hawfinch has just graced the feeding table this afternoon (sorry about the blurred image, I had the wrong lens on the camera and the kitchen window wants washing, which I will do tomorrow.



I will go though my bird register and do a list of what we have seen in the garden, but basically I think we have the same, I might have a few that you won't have Bodger, as I live under a migration routes for many birds, so we get some that just drop in and they are away again.
HonkHonk

Cool. i've never seen a Hawfinch
We get so many more different breeds than i'd seen before living here, even had Reed Buntings at my pond last year.
We have Chaffinches nesting in both front and back gardens, I thought one of them had been got by the Sparrowhawk but both pairs are still here, it must have just been a visiting bird.
Border

Since I have been keeping a record of the birds seen in the garden, I have recorded the following,

mallard
sparrow hawk
kestrel
partridge
pheasant
woodcock
various seagulls
wood pigeon
collared turtle dove
cuckoo
greater spotted woodpecker
swallow
white wagtail
waxwing
wren
blackcap
goldcrest
robin
fieldfare
blackbird
blue tit
yellowhammer
hawfinch
chaffinch
greenfinch
goldfinch
siskin
bullfinch
linnet
house sparrow
treesparrow
starling
jay
magpie
jackdaw
hooded crow

No doubt there have been others that I have not seen.
horace

You are very lucky    
Border

Yes Horace......... we are very privileged to have so many diffirent species of birds visiting our garden.

Here are a few from this morning.

The Goldies were back in full force, there were six of them this moring, but I only managed to capture five on camera. Greenfinches were also out in force.









Border

This morning this little fella visited the feeding table, anyone want to guess what it is?





This fella also made an appearance as he did yesterday, he's found out that the "hi house" is full of young starlings just about ready to leave the nesting box, so what better place for an easy meal, then to sit on the roof and wait for the young to half fly/fall to the ground.
While I like to see BOP I'm not keen on them in the garden, we can tell if a BOP is about as there is not a bird at the feeding table, they are sitting in the blackthorn, that I planted for this purpose.



Our resident fatboys were here as well.

brewer66

Yellowhammer.
Border

Spot on, Brewer66 
Border

I have just counted 11 goldies at the feeding table.......fantastic........seems they have a liking for sunflower seeds.
brewer66

Ours take the Niger Seed first and if I'm slow refilling they move over to the Black Sunflower Seeds.
I've never seen more than 5 or 6 at a time here though.
Border

I'm feeding Black sunflower seeds at the moment.

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