Not to be outdone by the Woodpecker on Tuesday, at least one Charm of Goldfinches landed on a nearby roof today. They weren’t quite as considerate at posing for photos though!
I haven’t seen a Woodpecker nearby for ages, so I couldn’t resist taking photos of this one trying to get a tasty snack from the grass.
…otherwise known as “how many Sparrows can you fit in a bird bath?” (plus one in the plant saucer on the step underneath the bird bath).
Yes, I have even more Sparrow photos from a couple of days ago!
I know the Sparrows arrive in the garden in a flock, but I hadn’t expected them all to want to take a bath at the same time!
Not a particularly flattering angle, but I’m still working on my ‘birds in flight’ photo skills.
I thought it was easier to practise photos of birds in flight with the crows – there’s more of them about.
Hearing the distinctive call of the Buzzard, I expected to spot one or maybe two birds…. I hadn’t expected to see five Buzzards all circling overhead!
They were a bit high up to get a really clear photo, but zooming in on the pictures, it’s definitely 4 regular coloured Buzzards, and one which seems to have paler wings (top right in the second photo).
We’d planned to cut back the seedheads from the plants this week, but the Goldfinches were still tucking into them – I guess we’ll leave the plants a bit longer yet!