I am struggling at the moment to find time for blogging and blog reading, so I will just report on the latest on the garden bird front. The other day a Greenfinch had flown straight into our glass patio doors and suffered more than a headache. He was as dead as the famous Monty Python ‘Norwegian Blue’, giving me the opportunity to get a very good close-up of his beautiful colours. If you click on the photo below to enlarge it, you can see the fine detail of the feathers. Quite stunning.
One bird that was very much alive, was this colourful Great Spotted Woodpecker. I first caught sight of him from the kitchen window, wondering what that red was hanging under the grease ball.
Then I hurried round to the patio doors and managed to get this shot before he disappeared. I cannot blame him for getting a bit tired in the old claws!