So far, I have identified the the majority of the most frequent visitors, but a couple of them have me completely confused. I have to order a better book about the birds of Europe...
We also put a couple of fat and seed balls hanging from the window shutters in the kitchen. The number of customers has been increasing steadily.
These are photos from the internet, as I don't have a decent enough camera to attempt taking my own pictures.
|Male and female house sparrows|
Some cousins of the above are far more interesting and look more attractive:
We hope to see some of the more exotic species as summer approaches and they migrate from Africa. Last year I saw a hoopoe and that was quite a sight!
Bird watching is great fun and for people like us, who used to think "a bird is a bird," being able to tell them apart is very gratifying. Seasoned birdwatchers may laugh at us, but you have to start somewhere...