The only other regular visitor of note at the moment is a stunning male greenfinch which are rarely seen in the garden. To date I have not got a decent photograph of this bird has it is playing hard to get.
My back garden has been reasonably busy with birds over the past couple of weeks so thought it about time to point the lens back in that direction. I had a a blackbird nesting in a bush near the kitchen window. She was perfectly happy and sitting on 4 eggs. Her is the female taking a short break from her incubating duties.
Then last week a magpie started visiting the garden. Two days later the blackbird's nest had been ransacked and the eggs gone. House sparrows are nesting in the roof and the first brood has recently fledged. This is one of the new youngsters.
and the male bird.
and some communal bathing.
The occasional starling is also visiting which acts a good splash of colour in the right light.The goldfinches have been visiting in numbers and the first young are also putting in appearance.