THIS evening was warm and sunny enough to get into the garden and take a few photos, as well as cut down the marauding bamboo. This pair of gold finches were quite tame. The male had been singing with gusto from our cherry tree, posturing and turning left then right throughout - they then both came to feed on the sunflower hearts.
They have an insatiable appetite for these, but they do waste a lot of the seed as well. The blue tits seem more nervous - they zoom onto the feeder, grab a seed, then take it to a branch and dissect it to get at the parts of interest.