27 February 2015
Yesterday we saw the first Common Redpolls Acanthis flammea of this winter at the bird feeders in our back yard. Always a favourite, we were very happy to see these tiny gems that enliven even the cruelest of winter days.
Today is my birthday and what finer present could I have than that they would show up again? Right now just two birds are putting in an appearance, but I am sure that more will soon join them. In years past we have had as many as twenty or thirty in the yard at the same time. My investment in Nyger seed is well repaid by the pleasure they give us.
Thanks for coming to see us!