The first text I got off my Mum this morning told me that my Dad had seen his first ever Woodpecker! It was the local Green Woodpecker feeding on the fat square in their garden first thing.This made me smile as my dad is in his 70′s and never really been into the whole nature / wildlife thing.
What made me laugh out loud was the fact he thought it was a Parrot!
Have to say I’m jealous though, as we never got them (Woodpeckers or Parrots) whilst I was living at home!
Anyway, back to my garden and I’m pleased to say we now have a pair of Siskins regularly feeding on the nuts.
Male SiskinPair of Siskins (you can just make out the female at the bottom)
They seem to arrive later on in the afternoon, as though they’re dropping in on their way home.
The large flock of Long Tailed Tits seem to have diminished slightly and we now only have 2 that come every day, obviously they’ve started to pair up now.
The Chaffinches have now noticed the Sunflower Seeds, which is bad news for the Coal Tits as they’re chasing everything off that ventures near the feeder! I was thinking I might alternate layers of normal seed in with the sunflowers just to see what else it will attract.
Chaffinches hogging the Sunflower Seeds
Coal Tit before being chased off by the Chaffinches!
The Lesser Redpoll hasn’t returned yet but I’m still watching out for it every day, it may return with the Siskins again, you never know!I also noticed the Rat has a partner so I’m assuming somewhere in the wood out the back may be a whole load of baby rats running around! As long as they stay out there & not inside then they’re okay.