Thursday, 21 June 2012
I looked at the bird table this afternoon and did a double take. Goldfinches. We don't get Goldfinches on Lewis do we? The answer in 1990 when Peter Cunningham's book was last updated was 'very rarely'. Had I seen them before on Lewis? According to the notes in my bird book I have seen one once - in 2005 at Eagleton. Well today I saw a pair. At The Cottage in New Zealand I see this glorious little bird all the time and blog about it too. This is a first time on this blog and, unfortunately, the photos are partly obscured by the netting on the bird table to keep the pigeons off the smaller birds' food
So today I am really thankful to have been visited by this beautiful bird.