Sunday, 3 March 2013

Still Fascinated by the Garden

In glorious weather over the weekend I am frequently gazing at the hordes of birds coming to the feeders.  The Willow Tits are still there, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker is also becoming more frequent and the numbers of Starlings are increasing.  We do not have many of this species nesting locally so I know these birds may come from Russia or somewhere to the east.  The sunshine has led to some singing and one today was constantly mimicking a Golden Oriole a species which is very rare in Wales.  The Starlings are changing their plumage too but each individual is different at the moment.

Starling - Still very spotted in winter plumage and with the bill turning from brownish/black to yellow

Starling - This individual with almost no spots on a glossy breast and the bill bright yellow
Of course there are still hordes of Goldfinches and Siskins.

Goldfinch and Siskin - A clash of colours

There are so many that birds have to form queues
We still have a male Lesser Redpoll but he has avoided the camera so far. 

1 comment:

  1. Superb photos, especially the starlings! Thank you.