4 hours ago
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Blackcap (female) ........Sylvia atricapilla
Blackcap (male) .........Sylvia atricapilla
Firecrest .......Regulus ignicapillus
Goldcrest .....Regulus regulus
This time of year I look forward to the return of our rarer garden birds.
The Blackcaps should be first to arrive followed by the Goldcrest and (hopefully) the Firecrest.
Probably the last two will be in the middle of December.
Recently we had a record number of eight Long-tailed tits visit the feeder ....also the record for Goldfinches has risen to six.
Most of the visitors have increased this year especially the Tits. The only really decline has been with the Greenfinches which have been very few and far between.