Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rosefinch pm...



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.

5 comments:

Greenie said...

Stewart ,
Great tick , but to get it as a garden tick too , brilliant .

Alastair said...

Stewart, things look to be cookin, lots f good moths and a rosefinch .... just got back from Soooth, recent trapping has been H Char only so i'll try tonight a little cool but mist and still. Probably dipped Crane for the garden list today as it was seen earlier heading my way, but we were still in transit.

Dean said...

To have it as a feeder tick must have been a great feeling Stewart, brown job or not.

Newton Stringer said...

Thanks for the call Stewart, a great bird !

Stewart said...

Yes gents it was my best garden bird ever...even better than 3 Ruddy Shelducks during the invasion year in the mid 90's ;)