Some good garden sightings

Firecrest at Mike & Lesley’s on 7th Dec & wintering Blackcap.  Graham S also had a Firecrest.

Pair of Stock Doves and no less than 5 Coat Tits seen by Paula on the 8th, and 11 Redwings the next day.

Paula saw a Collared  Dove fluff itself up to twice its size and move slightly to the right and left repeatedly in an obviously threatening manner to an approaching Blackbird.  It had no intention of sharing the food she had put out on a tree stump!  The Blackbird got the message and flew to another tree stump feeder.

3 Fieldfares at John & Di’s on the 9th (though Di was on the Pulborough trip so didn’t see them!),  one there today with 5 Blackbirds.

2 Lesser Redpolls on my sunflower feeder today (probably there were 3 altogether because there were 2 dull ones, then a dull one with more brightly coloured one.