As the weather has not been good this week, as well as being very busy, my opportunities to get out have been a bit bit sparse this week. However, the back garden is staying busy with plenty of birds coming in including the first broods of this year's young. For some birds I can just shoot from the back door off the kitchen
Young blackbirdA new House sparrow from the nest in the roof to the growing flock.The goldfinches are also increasing in numbers.
The extra birds arriving means that there is not enough room on the feeder which increases the chances of me getting some shooting opportunities.Another recent arrival this week, that have been absent for a while, is the collared dove. There are a lot of colourful shrubs growing well in the garden at the moment, with all the rain, which is providing some unusual coloured backgrounds.