Today’s snow brought a new visitor to the garden, for this winter, the Pied Wagtail.
From the RSPB website:
“The pied wagtail, Motacilla alba, is a delightful small, long-tailed and rather sprightly black and white bird. When not standing and frantically wagging its tail up and down it can be seen dashing about over lawns or car parks in search of food.”
You can read more at the RSPB Website.
Has the snow brought you any new winter visitors?
The snow has brought on extra demand around the bird feeding stations with the arrival of the Thrush family, most notably the Fieldfares and the Redwings. they come in search of any berries on the holly bushes and remaining crab apples. I usually add to this natural supply with cut up apples.
To see my previous post Feed the Birds visit:Here
Have you had some winter visitors?
I along with many fellow bloggers enjoy watching and feeding the birds that visit our gardens throughout the year. New visitors to our garden@19 this winter have been, a fleeting glimpse of a Gold Crest, a male Bullfinch and on the niger seed feeder, the male and female Siskin.
They are sometimes referred to as the Black-headed Goldfinch, living mainly in woodland in Scotland, Wales and Europe. As with many other birds they migrate south during the winter searching for food.
I managed to capture some pictures of them on the feeders.
I posted about the birds that visit the garden and the different feeds I offer here, last year: Feed the Birds
Have you had any New Visitors this winter?