In the last week or so there has been a steady flow of birds visiting the garden. Some have been gathering feathers left by a wood pigeon’s encounter of the furred kind (a cat) and the coconut feeders have proved universally attractive. We have even had a jackdaw tucking in.
After seeing a male house sparrow in the garden for the first time recently I was pleased to see his mate gathering feathers with him as you can see in the video clip above.
I thought this goldfinch was also gathering nesting material but it was actually feeding on the dandelion seeds.
Close up of one of our regular jackdaws on the feeding station