Apologies for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been a bit slack.  Since the last post, another 2 Chaffinches fell victim to Trichomonosis and a Linnet also succumbed to it, which is really sad as that’s not even what I would call a garden bird πŸ™

So, after consulting the RSPB website, we’ve followed their advice and stopped all feeding.

At the moment there are no feeders in the garden – we’ve completely emptied it & it breaks my heart to see them all perched on top of the hedge looking round for food!  I’ve never known the garden to be so quiet.

I suppose the one good thing is that the sunnier weather has arrived and there are noticeably more midges/flies around.  I’m hoping all affected birds will be gone by the end of March so we can start feeding again in time for the breeding/nesting season.

Until then, I’ll just have to stop looking out of the window πŸ™