Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New bird spotted - The Siskin


I've got another new bird to add to my list. The Siskin. A pretty little yellow, brown and black thing. There was a mated pair that were visiting the bird table that seems to be rapidly growing in popularity.

I couldn't get a good photo of the Siskins so I've borrowed a picture off Google.

We also had two pairs of greenfinch yesterday along with over a dozen chaffinch. That combined with the pheasants, and other frequent visitors, I had a nice busy bird table to watch while I had my post-work mug of tea.

I hear through the grapevine that the swallows have made it to the south coast of the UK. I check the skies and electricity wires regularly to see if they've come this far north yet. I'll let you know when they come to Whitelees. Though where they'll nest this year is another thing. With the extension, we have wiped out at least four nest sites. Do you think they'll be satisfied with the eaves?

1 comment:

The Bird Woman said...

I'm waiting for the Swallows and House Martins, too. Please let me know when yours turn up!