David TalbotParticipantJanuary 10, 2021 at 4:40 pmPost count: 19
I dragged myself from watching the Shrimps v Chelsea on TV to make a cuppa and saw a fair bit of activity on the feeders.
My now, almost daily,Blackcap was present along with a Goldcrest on the feeder (unusual) and a stonking male Bullfinch. Supporting cast of Song Thrush, Blackbird, Blue & Coal Tits meant I missed the third goal!
Attachments:Dan HaywoodParticipantJanuary 10, 2021 at 6:55 pmPost count: 70
I’ve never seen a Goldcrest at a feeder before.
Male Blackcap in a garden near Westbourne Rd yesterday–coming to suet.David TalbotParticipantJanuary 10, 2021 at 7:42 pmPost count: 19
Indeed Dan,I don’t think I’ve had a Goldcrest on the feeders before, despite seeing them regularly in some Yews that border our garden. Today the bird was at the fat balls, on the feeder itself and on the seed tray….it was clearly determined.Steve GrahamParticipantJanuary 11, 2021 at 9:19 amPost count: 9
Hi David I have had a few instances of Goldcrest on my feeders over the years. I think they are gleaning whatever insect there is around the food rather than actually eating peanuts etc. being insectivorous. I have seen the same with Treecreepers doing the same in the depths of winter.
SteveDavid TalbotParticipantJanuary 11, 2021 at 2:07 pmPost count: 19
Interesting point Steve, I’ll look more closely if I get it back again.
male Blackcap back again and a record (for my garden) of 9 LT Tits at one time on seeds and adjacent fat balls.
Another Blackcap, female in garden on Stankelt Rd, Silverdale today.
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