Friday, 17 December 2010

Day 17 Advent Challenge just a quicky before I decorate the tree.....

I have been graced or rather my garden has been, with the presence of 2 very special little birds. At first I thought I saw a Linnet but no, today there was no mistake and there were 2, you can just see the other forked tale on the left as its feeding from the other side. The little red markings on the head are the giveaway. Yes they are Lesser Redpolls and they are on the red endangered list! All day these little birds have been at my seed feeder, pecking away.  So I popped down to my favourite pet store Podgy Paws and bought some more Nyger Seed and also Bella's favourite 'sweeties' dog training treats actually.

Anyway, this is a short visit because the tree awaits in the lounge and I have to make a start..........

3 comments:

BilboWaggins said...

How beautiful - not a bird I have ever seen, perhaps I need to add Nyger seed to the Bag End Buffet?

Lyn Armstrong said...

The Lesser Redpolls are only eating this, nothing else tempts them at all.

BilboWaggins said...

Thanks Lyn, that's worth knowing. Had our first Fieldfare of the year here this morning.