This morning on the birdfeeders

I’m off sick today with a really nasty cold, which is keeping me indoors on a lovely sunny day. So this morning, I decided to let the birds come to me, and sit and watch the garden for a couple of hours, with the digiscoping kit set up to see what I could snap.

The robins proved the most photogenic of the morning – unusually there were up to three in the garden at one time.

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And, as usual, there were plenty of tits around…

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By far the best bird of the morning was the great spotted woodpecker, who I haven’t seen for ages, and visited the feeders twice…

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On one of the occasions, he got chased off by this sinister looking fella…

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The only finch that appeared all morning was this badly focused (ahem!) female chaffinch…

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…and of course there were plenty of visits from these guys…

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Others that managed to avoid the camera were a wren, that spent a good 40 minutes foraging up and down the steps, a pair of irritable dunnocks squabbling, a couple of long-tailed tits on the feeder, a blackbird, a heron flying overhead, and several woodpigeons in nearby trees.

If only the garden had been this busy during the Big Garden Birdwatch – it’s such a shame it had to happen on such a windy weekend.

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