After a quiet few weeks around the garden feeders the birds seem to back. I think that the cooler weather over the last few weeks and the fact many of the birds have started to lay their eggs, has led to them visiting the feeders more regularly. I thought I should make the most of the opportunity and get out there with my camera.
I don't normally show images of birds on the feeders but I thought I had to share the woodpecker and the Great Tit as they were such lovely poses. The Wood Pigeons never normally hang about so it was nice to get some shots of those too.
The Bullfinches seem to be nesting nearby as the male and the female generally take it in turns to come to the feeders. They are particularly interested in the Nyjer seeds at the moment and it is always lovely to see them.
I don't often get to photograph the two birds above: the Blackbirds are very skittish around my garden and when they see the lens move they normally fly off. The Jay on the otherhand is an extremely rare sight in my garden, I think this is only the second time I have seen one in the garden in nearly 8 years.
Yellowhammer are not known to visit garden feeders very often but it seems a local pair have become quite comfortable feeding on the ground. It took them a couple of hours to become used to the hide but they now seemed to be some of the most relaxed birds that visit the feeding station.