Monday, 18 May 2009


This chap and his wife have been constant visitors again today, back and forth relentlessly, I hope they have made our garden their home, The Mr on the branch tends to prefer the fairy cakes (he was just having a break as I clicked the lens shut) and his wife seems to prefer the fat cake and the nuts (maybe she has beeen warned off his stash of cakes!!!!!


We have also been inundated with these guys and their mates today, at one point I counted 7 in the garden at the same time all feeding from different feeders!!

I'm glad to say the Goldies are coming back in their numbers too!! Not as many as the Greenfinches but most of the time we have had the two feeding together on the bottom niger feeder and the lone one on the mid garden niger!!

10 comments:

denzil said...

great shots of the woodpeckers jayne, we too have had the greenfinches coming back in numbers, they seem to arrive and leave the same time as the sparrows.

denis

Steve said...

Remember when you didn't get any finches?

I consider myself lucky to get goldfinches because the others I do get are very few and far between. probably too far from the woods.

Phil and Mandy said...

a collection of lovely photos Jayne. Phil

Jayne said...

Thanks Guys, we love the woodpecker visits but also have it in mind that are very likely to predate the smaller birds nest too, but such is life they seem to live side by side at Abernethy without too many problems, so hopefully they will here too!!
Jayne

Tricia said...

Lovely to have all your garden visitors Jayne - especially the GS Woodpecker. Haven't seen my for weeks unfortunately.

swatson said...

some great shots there Jayne.Yes steve can you remember all the grrrrrs cos there were no finches.lol
Sheila

karen said...

Beautiful pics jayne! Love the GSW! Never had one in my garden, dont think i will as my gardens too small!Love the finch pics too. karen x

Jayne said...

Thanks again for the comments folks and I make no apologies for last years Grrrr's LOL
Don't lose heart Karen, my Uncles garden is the size of a postage stamp stuck at the end of a terrace and he gets a daily visit from a GSW!!!!
Jayne

Geordie Magpie said...

Great pic of the woodpecker Jane, and congratulations with the new chicks

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Jayne. It is good to see the Finches inyour garden on the feeders, plus the Woodies. Nice photo's.