Garden Birds in the Gloom

Thick cloud here today. A couple of strangers visited our garden feeders today – a Blackcap and two female Chaffinches. Blackcaps tend to be summer migrants but during most winters we get to see a least one pass through. And Chaffinches, although by no means uncommon in the UK, rarely if ever visit our garden nowadays – must be several months since the last.

Male Blackap (puffed up against the cold).

Female Chaffinch

Starling

—Stephen G. Hipperson—