......or alternatively, a Charm of Goldfinches in my garden.
For the past couple of weeks I've had the pleasure of watching up to eight ( 5 adults and 3 juveniles) regularly visiting the sunflower heart feeder in my garden. Together with the odd House Sparrow they seem to be able to empty ( I say empty because most of it seems to be on the ground!) the feeder within a couple days, they are now getting quite tame and will still visit the feeder even when I'm sitting on the garden bench within 3 to 4 yards of them.
The juveniles seem to be newly fledged as they are still begging for, and being fed, food.
(also in the garden and begging for food are newly fledged House Sparrows and Collared Doves)
|Begging for food|
One of the adults has a leg ring, I've tried zooming in on various images but can't quite get the full set of numbers. so far I've got .....MUSE..... (obviously for the British Museum) .....PAR.... and ...8596....
As the ring is so small I'm having to wait for it to revolve around the birds leg to get more of the details! I don't know if I've enough info yet to get any details on? It could be interesting though to find out how far this particular bird has travelled.