Garden Birds at Upton Cottage
|Tree Sparrow and Female Chaffinch at feeder|
Photography by annmackiemiller copyright 2014
In the summer tree sparrows nesting in the nesting box in the garden so it was lovely to see at least one returning to feed. He didn't seem to find sharing the feeder with a female chaffinch but he wasn't keen on letting me out of his sight.
The chaffinch is a commonly seen bird in our gardens but always delightful. I spotted this chap early in the morning. His feathers are all puffed up creating an air layer to keep himself warm.
|Male Chaffinch on feeder|
The Female Chaffinch
She is not as colourful but still lovely. I confess I often get them mixed up with female greenfinches but I think the bars on the wings are the tell-tale difference. Geoff will correct me if I am wrong. :)
These little birds arrive all at once. I love the expression on the one on the left. He looked a bit fed up that there wasn't enough seed in the feeder to reach his perch. He got his share later though.
|Greenfinches on garden feeder|
|Greenfinches on feeder|
Lots more birds to see so come back tomorrow. x