Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:17
I'm not quite sure if it is acceptable to jump on this thread but here goes...
Today I've been a little under the weather and after the rush of the Christmas and New Year holidays I have taken camp in my bedroom with laptop and camera. Using the audio facilities and bird descriptions on the RSPB website and zooming in on pictures taken on the camera, I have found that we have the obvious and regular blue tits, great tits, wrens, blackbirds, sparrows, robins, thrush etc but I also have a visiting bullfinch (2nd or 3rd visit to garden in last month or so), chaffinches, goldfinches and I think I've seen a goldcrest. My partner does not have the same excitement as I do so I thought I would find somewhere online to share my findings instead. What a delightful day to forget the pains and aches of my throat/head etc. I have nyger seeds on order which I am definitely going to place somewhere in the garden but am also thinking of getting some other seeds (sunflower hearts or something) to further attract the bullfinch.
This year I left a lot of the rose hips, seed heads, dead plants in situ after they have passed. I've also created the odd pile of sticks etc around the back of the garden and I wonder if these have all contributed.
Now that I've aired my thoughts I'm off the get the lemon and honey
Thanks for reading in advance
Hope you've all had a lovely start to 2015
P.s. I'm super exciting at the bullfinch!! Yikes!!