It's feeding time again.
I'd just like to point out that this feeder post is not leaning. No, that was the photographer, and no I wasn't drunk. These finches came to visit my garden yesterday. In fact, I had 32 goldfinches at one point. And if you're wondering how I managed to count 32; I took a photo of the flock and then counted them. Easy peasy.
Today is the start of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch event where people throughout the UK are invited to spend one hour this weekend counting the birds in the garden. Now I wouldn't advise actually standing in your garden to do it. For one thing, it's a bit cold, but more importantly, the birds will just fly away, and then they'll be watching you, and that's not quite what it's all about.
If you haven't got a garden, and don't fancy going to the local park, you can still join in, sort of, by visiting WildlifeKate's Garden Blog tomorrow between 11.00am and midday, when Kate will be focusing her live cameras on her bird feeders.
I was going to mention how a lot of the birds seem to do a disappearing act on this weekend, but this year it's not the case. Yes, they've all come visiting today, I've even seen three siskins, the first sighting this season. Now that's what I call timing.
And finally today, I'd like to give a special thank you to Professor Ian D. Rotherham for mentioning this blog in his article in today's 'The Star'. Thank you kindly, sir. Much appreciated.