I love to see (and hear) a robin in the garden.

This one looks rather thoughtful!



I bought some sunflower hearts a few days ago, to see if goldfinches liked them as much as I’d heard. Within five minutes, they had attracted a siskin: a first for this garden!

I didn’t have a camera with me at that point, but I’ve managed to take this photograph of a siskin* on the nyjer seed feeder. They obviously enjoy eating that too.

I’m afraid the picture was taken through glass, so the quality isn’t of the highest, but I’m hoping for more opportunities.


*To add to some that I included in a previous post: Visitors.



The flu seems to be receding a little. I managed a trip out to the shops and replenished my stocks of bird seed for the garden feeders. The goldfinches will be happy for a while with this nyjer seed! Here’s a picture of a goldfinch from a few days ago, when it was snowing:


I’ve also heard that goldfinches like sunflower hearts, so I thought I’d try some of that too. Within minutes, they attracted a siskin. The photos aren’t amazing, but I thought I’d include them anyway as I like the patterns on its feathers so much.

Some more from a few days ago:



The Wait

Cormorant. Couldn’t see it when it was first pointed out to me. It was so still, so quiet. Just waiting…


Robin Takes a Bath

Spotted this beautiful little robin taking a bath in the local park recently. Here he goes!

Robin Bath 4

Robin Bath 2

Robin Bath 3



Intelligent-looking pigeon.

What are you thinking?