|Caught in the act.|
In previous years I have occasionally seen the odd one taking food particles that had fallen onto twigs below some of the feeders, also taking small fragments from the base of a sunflower heart feeder and occasionally pecking at the fat blocks but it doesn't happen every winter.
|It must have found a really good bit up there.|
The Goldcrest came to the fat block about every 20 minutes and only stayed for about a minute on each visit so I ended up taking quite a few photos of some of the other visitors. And, as I have commented on before, there wasn't a single House Sparrow amongst them.
|Male Pied Wagtail.|
Two Pied Wagtails regularly come to feed on scraps below the feeders, this male and a very grey backed female that looks similar to some White Wagtails
Tits had a fairly poor breeding season last year and very few have been coming to the feeders this winter
Like Blue and Great Tits there have been fewer Coal Tits coming to the feeders this winter.
|This first-year female has escaped infection, so far at least.|
|Adult male Blackbird|
There have been a lot of Blackbirds around this winter with more visiting the garden than I have ever seen before. It is not uncommon for there to be 10 in the garden at one time and many more must visit over the course of a day.
|There seemed to be a few more Goldfinches around today with up to 25 in the garden at any one time.|
|Adult male Siskin and what a stunner.|
|There was plenty of argy-bargy at the feeders.|