|A magpie in its watchtower|
The avian visitors are overseen by a magpie (right, who is sometimes harried by a couple of crows), and include a family of great spotted woodpeckers, a pheasant couple, no end of chaffinches, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, long-tailed tits, greenfinches, and goldfinches, one or two robins, a jay, a couple of collared doves, and some wood pigeons.
There was also a partridge on the front lawn once, and a grey heron did a very low flyover not long ago, pursued by a couple of seagulls.
Great spotted woodpecker
|"What? Can't a guy stand on one foot for an inordinate amount of time if he wants?!?"|
The hen pheasant is pretty fearless - if she sees movement through the paysho doors, she'll come running over, clucking away, for a handful of seed. The cock is a little more wary, and hangs back a bit.
|A couple of young blue tits, and a coal tit|
|Chaffinch: "I'm not speaking to you." Juvenile blue tit: "Well, I'm not speaking to you, either!"|
Not a bird
Young blackbirds, which can only mean...
|"What are you looking at?!"|