I have been spending a few days at home photographing the resident birdlife around my garden feeders. Unfortunately the first few days were a bit of a disaster. There was a warm spell which led to lots of insects coming out of hibernation and providing great feeding opportunities for the birds. Eventually the weather co-operated and the wildlife also decided to play along.
One of the hardest birds to photograph in the area is the Coal Tit, they are quite common but they are very nervous around the feeders and they often only land on the feeders and not the surrounding branches. Goldfinch have also been proving difficult to photograph but at long last I have managed to get some crisp shots.
There are a few pairs of Goldfinch around the garden and I have often seen them fighting. I have been desperate to try and photograph them but I have had no success as yet. Plenty of posing birds though which always makes me smile a little.
There have been plenty of the other common garden bird species around this week including Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit & Bull Finch.