In the week I spent in the garden the Skylark was singing away merrily and the usual suspects like the Sparrows and Starlings were busy fattening themselves up for the coming breeding season on the food on the bird table. I saw a Great Skua (known locally as Bonxies) so they may be plentiful again this year. The Greenfinches are more plentiful this year than they were last year too. It's strange how some years there are many Greenfinches in the garden and some there are few. This is obviously going to be a 'many' year and they are possibly outnumbering the Sparrows at the moment. In my experience, however, they have fewer clutches than the Sparrows are outnumbered by the end of the breeding season.
|Plenty of Robins this year|
|Not the best Goldfinch picture but the best this spring so far|
|This is not a bird but a cat trying to catch a pigeon. They taunt it.|
|A Wheatear showing its wonderful telltale flash. Shame about the fence.|
|Not a particularly common bird in the garden the Blackbird appreciated the results of the grass being scarified|
|As sis this selection: an unusual sight on the grass in my garden|
|The Starlings are noisy and quarrelsome and the bully-boys of the bird table but beautiful nevertheless|