Wednesday 11 April 2012

Home Patch (2) More Beautiful Birds

I was delighted to add another bird to my 'new garden' list this morning - in the form of this fine Greenfinch. I have often seen these birds, but have never - to my knowledge - actually had one in my own patch ... until now. In the light of the RSPB report on the bird disease, Trichomonosis (which particularly affects Grenfinches), I am pleased to report that this garden visitor looked in good shape.

I also spotted a trio of Bluetits, but it was raining so I shall try to take some better photographs of them at a later point.

Garden list update:

  • Blackbird
  • Blue tit
  • Greenfinch 
  • Herring Gull
  • Jay
  • Magpie
  • Robin
  • Song Thrush

I have also seen Sparrows, and am waiting to get a better look, but I think they may be Tree Sparrows.


Rosie Nixon Fluerty said...

That disease is horrible isn't it and I've had sick birds in my garden but thankfully not this season. We get Greenfinches every day in the garden here.

Crafty Green Poet said...

greenfinches are lovely birds, the disease is awful isn't it?