Friday, 11 November 2011

Garden Birds Return

Today was the first day for a long time where significant numbers of birds visited the garden. First up were two Goldcrests, foraging as usual in the christmas tree and the sycamore by the pond. Then the tit flock arrived, the only absentees being the Long-tailed tits. Lots of Blue and Great tits present, accompanied by two Coal tits. Surprisingly, a late Chiffchaff joined in. He/she should have left us ages ago. It would appear that we have had some arrivals from the continent as there are more Robins and Blackbirds around, squabbling as usual. Nice to see a Song Thrush, spotted by Liz as we were having breakfast. Winter is definitely on the way. Topped up the feeders and sited two more by the dining room window, they are usually visited by the bolder Blue tits until the regular male Blackcap takes possession, driving everyone away with a very aggressive sounding call.

Resident Blackcap 2010 - very territorial!

No comments:

Post a Comment