We had some new visitors to the garden this morning! I spotted a flash of red in the lavender bush and dashed for the camera- just in case. A minute later this very handsome bullfinch hopped nimbly to the pavement to gather a mouthful of dandelion fluff- I’m guessing that there’s a bit of nest building going on nearby.
Moments later I caught sight of the female darting around the flowerbed. Her colouring is not quite as spectacular as the male, but it was so nice to see the pair of them in my garden!
We get the usual house sparrows, robins, blackbirds, jackdaws…magpies and an occasional pigeon. The swallows are also back, I love watching them perform their fantastic aerial maneuvers as they hunt insects in the air. But I’m so excited to see the bullfinches- who knows what other birds might show up over the summer!