The Goldfinches are back

Goldfinch ThumbnailWe’ve had Goldfinches visiting our garden over the past few days. They are attracted to the Teasel seed heads which I left on over winter specifically for these visitors. Despite being lashed about by the wind and rain for the past few months there are still plenty of seeds and small insects tucked away inside the spiky cones.

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Terrific Teasels

Teasel ThumbnailThree male pheasants visited our garden this morning looking for something tasty to eat. They found what they wanted around the bird table where we throw seeds, fruit and nuts for the ground feeding birds. Seeing them made me think about all the living creatures we don’t spot at this time of year…particularly all the small insects.

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