We have a few apples trees in our garden and at this time of year share some of the wind falls with the wildlife.
Most mornings when I open the curtains there are several birds feeding on the apples. I peaked out the other Morning to watch the the Fieldfares along with a bird I haven’t seen for a year or two, Blackcaps.
I first spotted the male bird with his black cap and found the female up in the birch tree. The females have chestnut brown caps but otherwise look like the male.
The birds that add a bit of brightness on these dull days are the Bullfinches. The male really adds some colour with their pink waist coat and although the females have a taupe coloured waistcoat the white flash of their bottoms always makes me look for them. We only seem to have a pair, my parents have seven visiting their garden near Oswestry.
I was pleased to see we have a pair of Nuthatches visiting. I often see them singularly but the other day a pair landed in the field maple by the stream when I was returning from walking the dogs.
The wind falls are also a favourite of Dillie (border terrier number two).
The photograph of a female Blackcap above was taken by Tony Hisgett and uploaded by Magnus Manske and is reproduced under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) licence.
The photograph of the Nuthatch above was uploaded by Fæ and is reproduced under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) licence.