What a great weekend and i have been at work for a good portion of it.
Again i have a few days off and a few migrants have been seen, I return to work and the more interesting appear. Never mind one day my timing will be better.
Not a migrant, and much overlooked is the humble Chaffinch. The picture above taken on the path at druridge ,does not do the male bird justice, almost tropical in colouring
I did not see what the kestrel was hunting but it led me to these, first time i have seen them among the dunes
at druridge. One lone plant.
Mean while back at the garden.
for at least 15 pair of starlings, from mid afternoon onwards. With the resident breeders also using the facilities.
This year i have done well with 'garden' birds, but this year, i still have a pair woodpeckers everyday
Yesterday, evening, I had the pleasure of witnessing a pair of Siskins mating in the garden The act, was followed by an amazing chase between the pair. Then i realised they are a first for this garden.
|female siskin ( for ground)|