Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Look What Katie Did

This is the carefully placed archway, leading to a "woodland Walk" in Pam's fabulously designed garden. This picture was taken during the 2011 St Margaret's Garden Safari on July 2nd

This weekend Storm Katie took a go at modifying it.

 This rather fine male Brambling has been decorating the garden for the last two days. Like Chaffinches Bramblings get their summer plumage by the wear on their feathers. 

  The soft ends erode to reveal the beautiful breeding plumage.

Not quite completely in summer plumage though, at its best it will loose the pepper and salt head and become glossy black.
The male Siskin on the peanuts was interesting in that for a while the only bird using peanuts in my garden has been Great Spotted Woodpeckers. 

Everything else sticks to Sunflower seeds or fatballs. This one Siskin remained faithful to the nuts while
his buddies ate the seeds.

1 comment:

Derek Faulkner said...

My partner in her garden has a pair of Gt. Spotted Woodpeckers that feed on nothing else but sunflower hearts. Watching two Gt. Spots. on one feeder is a great sight.