Goldfinch Record

January 18, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Laid up with a chest infection all week is normally bad news but on the 14th, by watching the garden all day, I was able to record an exceptional days feeding.It had been frosty overnight with an inch of snow on the ground at dawn followed by sleet for most of the day. These are always good conditions for feeding birds in our garden and by dusk twenty three different species had fed. The Goldfinches kept coming and coming with an all-time record of forty one present by mid-afternoon. Other birds that visited during the day included Willow Tit, Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch, Long Tailed Tit and Reed Bunting plus all the rest! Click here