Steve Akers' superb display of garden birds made up for the disappointment of dipping on the Oriental Turtle Dove (see previous post). We have lived in a garden-less house for the last 2 years and our star bird was undoubtedly the Black Redstart which spent a day outside the kitchen window in our small shared courtyard just after we moved in.
Blackcap, Bullfinch (top), Brambling (middle) and Great Spotted Woodpecker pictured here were the highlights from Chipping Norton. The Brambling was one of about 6, the Bullfinch one of a pair, accompanied by large numbers of commoner garden birds.
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