This shorter spell of colder weather (but isn’t it so nice to see some sun!) has brought in a few more birds to the garden. The Blackcap was back this morning, Chaffinch numbers are up to 12 and Reed Bunting numbers are creeping up, there were four this morning. As yet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch numbers are still lower than previous winters but it has been a very mild winter so far. It is the time of year when natural food gets scarcer so perhaps more birds will start coming into your gardens more frequently. (MR)