Sunday, May 23, 2010
Last night, after the noise of a sunny day in the village had subsided, the Rosefinch was singing again. This time, in the small copse next to our garden. After a while, it followed the House Sparrows and Goldfinches on to the feeders, giving me a proper 'in the garden' tick. It was fantastic at about 7pm sitting in the garden with the sun shining and the Rosefinch singing over head.
Gary 'Newton Stringer' came for a look and managed a digi scope or two, then Jimmy Steel popped in on his way home from Newton, and luckily my neighbour Julie, also a birder, returned home from work just in time to see it singing just outside her back door.
Apologies for not updating the news last night, but I didnt want to cause any disturbance to neighbours in the evening. Unfortunately there was no sign of him this morning or I would have repositioned the feeders so visitors might have got a view.