Posted: 27/01/2015 at 20:38
Goldfinches are regulars at my feeders but the most pleasure I get from them is when the Spotted woodpecker is there with them. Such a contrast in size. He's usually on the coconut halves, they're on the sunflower hearts alongside along with various tits and chaffinches and the robin. The blackbirds, doves and thrushes get a look in as well though not on the ground, not safe here with so many cats belonging to neighbours. I have rigged up a 'platform' in the lilac tree immediately adjacent to the feeders and fixed a removable dish on it along with an old frying pan for a water bowl. The food dish is a microwave plate cover and fastened with a plant tie through the holes to the rigid mesh platform.
I'll post a photo in the morning but I can't get near enough to photograph the birds