I hope all our followers and Garden Bird Surveyors have a great, bird filled Christmas and New Year.
|19 plus Goldfinches on Nyjer feeder ( Ita Martin)|
Down Wicklow way we still have the Great Spotted Woodpecker coming to the peanut feeder: it continues to be very shy, but if you don't move around inside, it will spend a good five minutes on the feeder, unbroken, before towering away high into the trees and back to the oak forest. The BTO reckon that the decline in Starlings means less competition for nest holes, benefitting Woodpeckers and supplementary feeding also increases their survival through winter.. What a great recent addition to our avifauna, in any
|GSW : currently a daily visitor (OOS)|
Other notable visitors are the hordes of Coal Tits: just as well we have Pheasants to hoover up the spoil below the seed feeder.
|Male Pheasant cleans up! (OOS)|