Thursday, 3 November 2011

A Pot Of Gold

Well its more a flock of Goldfinches really.

A flock of about 20 goldfinches landed in the hawthorn tree this morning. Such exotic looking birds you would expect to find in more warmer climes, but here they are in soggy Sheffield. When I was a child, the only place you would see them was in pet shops. Our gardens were full of sparrows in those days. Now the goldfinches are as regular visitors as the sparrows once were. I first enticed them into the garden several years ago with niger seed, because that's what was recommended at the time. I now feed them sunflower hearts which they absolutely adore.

Another very mild day today, but at least we're getting buckets of rain, so when Nature pays her debts it should be with very cold, dry weather. Hopefully.

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