It’s becoming empty nest time here. New fledglings are passing through the garden daily. Some return like the Greenfinch above, some we only get fleeting moments of as they land en masse and take flight again instantly. Starlings bounced through yesterday, quietly for a change. This couldn’t have been their first day out of the… Read More Greenfinch fledglings, who’s next?
The chilly cold and snow of winter came overnight. What weird weather we are having here – it was almost summer-like on Sunday! On Tuesday morning, winds swirled the snow in every direction and we couldn’t see clearly through the windows. The pink flowers of the drumstick primulas could only just been seen in the… Read More Yes, the snow did come
Last week I posted photos of a greenfinch juvenile that I suspected of having the fat finch disease Trichomoniasis . I received a comment to this post confirming my suspicions. Yesterday I saw another Greenfinch and Chaffinch with it and when I walked up close to them they wouldn’t move – another sign of this… Read More More Trichomoniasis
We have been extremely lucky to have had a warm and sunny week – what a welcome change this has been. It is almost like we are having our summer now! Since watching the birds in my garden I have noticed that they enjoy the sunshine too – many finches choosing to sit on branches… Read More Juvenile Greenfinches
July will undoubtedly be remembered for rain, winds and more rain! However, today in my garden it was seen out with a bright sunny day. Although I had perhaps been a bit optimistic in removing the cover from our table and chairs for our evening meal! A Jungle is a good description of some areas… Read More July, Jungle and Juveniles
It was a wild and windy day today with light showers – just the kind of day that I have found brings the birds out in their numbers. You would probably expect warm sunny days would do that but yesterday the Chaffinches were perched on the tree that overlooks my garden for ages appearing to… Read More Red Nose Tree
Today strong winds were thrashing about my ‘Mothers Day’ bamboo beside a feeding station – colliding with the feeders and knocking them about. This opened up an opportunity to temporarily place it nearer my window – allowing me to get closer footage of the birds. I set up my video camera and left it running… Read More Spot the difference
Greenfinch group video, 0.16 with background music, try 480p quality. The Greenfinches, above, seem very at home in our garden. This year however there has been a decrease in its numbers in the UK suspected to be the result of a disease. Details of this disease can be found here. I certainly have noticed throughout… Read More Greenfinch, Chaffinch and Goldfinch video