For the past few days there have been at least ten Goldfinches visiting the garden each day. When they are not at the feeders I can hear them twittering to each other in the nearby bushes and trees.
Yesterday was the first time I have actually seen any hot tempers between the goldies. Normally they sit peacefully eating the Nyjer seeds. This time it is Bobby scaring the birds away as he says hello to one of his girlfriends.
There seem to be a good proportion of juveniles in the group. Here there are three with two adults.
The three juvenile Magpies are still constant visitors though rarely all at the same time.
Today seems so calm after the blustery weather of the day before. Plenty of rain overnight with the rain gauge showing 0.8 of an inch. Last night we had another of what seem to be getting more frequent power cuts. This time the village was without power for two hours. Thank goodness I hung on to my old metal kettle and have a gas cooker. At least I could make a cup of tea.
Monk Seals, the Desertas Islands, Madeira
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