A sparrowhawk pair have been much more noticeable, the male once seen perched on the back fence, wasn't too bothered about being dive-bombed by a crow but took umbrage when a bus drove past a few feet away, so new to the garden lately have been sparrowhawk and siskin, new to the house list more recently are LBB Gull and Pheasant .
Anyway here's a photographic record of some highlights from the last few weeks :
Birds coming to the feeders often end up having a drink from the water gathered in the conservatory guttering, Ideal for me as it's just outside the studio window, so makes for some decent close-ups (if I can catch the flighty buggers).
|Brambling a regular visitor|
|same bird, different day|
|Even the local pigeons like a drink, sunnier days make for the best pictures|
|This pensive greenfinch my favourite so far|
Elsewhere in the garden, some decent pics can be had on full zoom if conditions are right
|one of two jays which came a-visiting|
|just a record shot (I try to avoid the feeders) of my first|
siskin in the garden on the 13th
|Rooks are mysterious birds, nothing out of the ordinary whilst going about their daily business,|
but when they just sit there, watching, waiting, staring, and cawing,
they can be a bit sinister.
|red kite passes a distant copse|
|red kite as it passes the tree over the road|
|three common buzzards putting on a display|
|this one came real close, got it as it banked away|
|sparrowhawk pair have become increasingly noticeable|
|A 'Sun-dog' I believe|
Garden list - birds that touch down in the garden - now stands at 23