It was the increase in the number of Goldfinches coming to feed that was the highlight of the day. Although they are though of as residents many of the birds that breed here actual migrate
south in autumn and spend the winter in Iberia (not a bad idea). There are more than replaced by birds that breed further north and east in Europe, The numbers going through can number in thousands and in October form a major part of the visible migration observed from the cliff top. A good number spend some time with us, feeding, bathing and drinking.