I scared it off with the movement of the curtains but within 5 minutes it was back. It didn’t stay long, maybe one minute in all, but as it happened it turned out to be a good day.
With my interest sparked i kept a close look out for it but it didn’t return. Then with a mass exodus of the smaller usual visitors a Greater Spotted Woodpecker landed . Again i have never seen it on the bird table although it spends many a happy hour up high in the trees across the way.
My usual visitors are Chaffinch, Blue and Great Tits, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Starling, the odd Sparrow, the occasional Jay, many Goldfinches and a couple of Doves. So i was particularly pleased to see another first timer, the now rare Coal Tit.
I managed a few pictures but these were taken through the window and without a tripod so they do lose a bit of clarity.
I wasn’t going to put this image of the Goldfinch in as i had the camera settings wrong but i actually quite like the contrast so i left it in.
Just a guess but i think i have been getting these visitors on the table because they have young to feed and its an easy food source.