So... a few photo's of birds from the garden taken this summer will suffice.
|Theres alot of Bullies around at the moment (up to 4 of each sex at a time). Like this male|
|And this female|
|And this terrible image of a Juvenile|
|Yes this isnt a dunnock but it is the only Goldfinch ever that i've seen on our nut feeder!|
|Here are a couple of adults showing how its done|
The undoubted prize for fledgling of the year goes to this beauty though;
|This fellow has been visiting for around three weeks now and is absolutely hilarious, the most unco-ordinated woodpecker i've ever seen! He/She also likes to sit atop the bird feeders for minutes at a time just looking around like a chuffing parrot!|
Other goodies seen in the garden include this young lady from last winter
|Apologies but it was a dark day with a shit camera|
and my first ever one of these that appeared whilst I was sat at the dining room table, eating a sandwich. I nearly fell off the chair!
Fortunately about a week later whilst I was taking the girlfriend to the train station a flock of 20 starling sized chaps flew right over the car about 100 yards from my house and when I later investigated they were confirmed as Waxwings! This group lingered down the road from my house for over a month and peaked at about 100 birds. They were so close to the house I could wander to the end of my drive, peer down the road to see if they were sat in their favoured tree and then walk down if they were present! Here's the best photo I achieved of them.
|Action shot. Oh yes|