Each morning after I've topped up the feeders I always put a handful of sunflower hearts on the niger feeder tray in case the young bullfinch fancies a change from the millet. This cheeky wood pigeon sits and waits most mornings and has his scoff before any other bird can get to it. I've got so used to it now and find it so comical so I guess this tray has become "woodies" own!!!!
The Greenfinches seem a little bit more wary of the builders next door so It was a pleasure to see them back this weekend, builders back again now so I'm guessing our birds will be staying in the trees and bushes until they leave this evening!!!
Whilst training the lens on the feeding Greenfinches I couldn't help but notice how beautiful our tree peony is this year especially when you get in close. OH said "my oh my those petals look just like tissue paper"
First picture not focused correctly but I couldn't resist capturing how many mealies our resident and most dominant blackbird who we call "Jade" can get in his beak at the same time!!!!
And finally one of our delightful Goldfinch pairs, considering we were pulling our hair out at our lack of the finch visits when we first starting feeding the garden birds properly we really aren't doing too badly now. Once the builders have departed for the day they Gold, Chaff and Green finches come in at least three pairs.