The change in weather often brings a change in the make up of the birds coming to feed in the garden.
Yesterday a small group (at least three) of Siskins arrived. Although they are winter visitors to Kent I seldom see them outside the migration times of September/October and March/April. Those that stay into the spring often sing, as if in their territories, it would be good if a pair stayed to breed.
I was quite surprised to see a couple of male Common Pochards on the Restharrow Scrape. I always think of these diving ducks being on deeper waters that the shallow lake here. They are quite handsome birds when they get close, the bright eye really stands out.