The main influx of Goldfinches left nearly a week ago and it wasn't until Saturday that we started seeing a few return to the garden. In fact I don't think that these are returning birds, but a second, and so far much smaller influx.
For the last couple of days there has been an increase in the number of Greenfinches in the garden. Not a huge number, but up to about 15 to 20.
After the problems with trichomonosis, a disease which severely affected the population of Greenfinches, and to a lesser extent Chaffinches it is good to see even a small influx in the garden.
Chaffinches are also increasing this week so a feeder with the three species on it is good to see. The overall numbers are still small by comparison to last week, when most of the 8 sunflower feeders were empty at the end of each day, compared to lasting at least six days so far in the last week.