This is a bit of an unusual post as I’m hoping someone will help with a query.  There is a Chaffinch that comes into the garden every day.  She is unusually plump to say the least πŸ™‚ It’s as though she is plumped out to keep warm but I’ve never seen her “normal” size.  I’m a bit worried that it might be a growth or illness or something that’s making her this size.  Below are some photos – pretty poor ones, I’m afraid as they were taken through slatted blinds!  Unfortunately I couldn’t get a photo of her next to another bird for comparison, but she is big! (click on the photos to enlarge them if you wish).

She seems to be feeding okay, and flying doesn’t seem to be an issue – is she just fluffing herself up to keep warm or does she look like there’s something wrong with her?

(Feel a bit like an over-protective mother now! ;))

Changing the subject completely, the Brambling is still here – too embarrassed to post the photos though πŸ™‚