05 May 13 At My Hide

08th May 2013
I’d managed to fill the feeders during the week and there were quite a few birds around when I arrived. So after I’d topped the feeders up I sat in the hide and waited.

I hadn’t seen any House Sparrows for a few weeks but two turned up making a welcome return and true to form they had a bit of a squabble about which one was going to have the prime position on the feeder.

House Sparrows

Historically Blue & Great Tit have been the main visitors with Greenfinch being infrequent but things appear to have changed around with Greenfinch and Chaffinch being the most frequent visitors currently.



The colourful Goldfinch was also a frequent visitor with up to six there at one stage and even though they look attractive they do have a bit of an aggressive streak and like to squabble amongst themselves.


The most unexpected visitor was a Great Spotted Woodpecker and I got a few nice shots.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Apart from the birds there were quite a few butterflies on the wing, including the Brimstone butterfly. It wasn't in good condition and it looked like it had had an hard time.

Brimstone Butterfly

Thanks for reading



Photo comment By Mark O'Sullivan: Hi Andy, Lovely photos as always, but I have to say, that picture of the house sparrows is one of the best 'spadger' pics I've ever seen! Mark.

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