We had a short trip to our local RSPB reserve, Fairburn Ings, on Saturday. It was so cold that we didn't stay long. I really went to spend the voucher I'd got when registering for the Big Garden Birdwatch, but we stayed for a little while to watch the garden birds on the feeders.
I have niger seed in one of the feeders in my own garden, it really encourages goldfinches, they can't get enough of it.
The sparrows don't usually get a look in with the fat balls in my garden, the starlings always get to them first and bully the other birds until they give up.
It wasn't long before there was a crowd beneath the feeders hoovering up all the dropped seed.
I think these are female pheasants, perhaps someone will let me know if I've got it wrong. We used to get pheasants in my parent's garden but it was always male ones we saw.
Male pheasants are much more colourful than the females, but I think the females are beautifully marked.
I'm now stocked up again with seed for my own little feathered friends, they don't half get through it, they cost me a fortune.
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