Mr Furlong fed the birds early today as we were going out. They must watch him. He had just come in and closed the door (which they must listen for too) and they arrived. A young starling, some dunnocks, several sparrows and tits came in for chow. They simply continue feeding over or under a pair of collard doves, depending who got to the feeders first.
I was in my bedroom – the hide – doing my face and watching.
Blow me down, a bird arrived that I have never seen before – ever. Not even at our last house where there were many more types of birds at the feeder.
I raced for the Oracle to answer my question according to my description. And here he is! A male bullfinch!
So handsome, he took my breath away…