Looking out at the feeders first thing this morning, a blaze of colour greeted me to brighten up the grey start to the day. A Nuthatch was busily hacking away at the suet bar while three species of finch were feasting on the sunflower seeds, Goldfinches and Greenfinches, the males looking resplendent in their full breeding plumage while for the third day running, a very striking male Siskin has joined them. Underneath the feeders, a fourth finch, a Chaffinch was picking up the scraps as was a fine male Reed Bunting. A few Blue Tits made dashes for the food when the opportunity arose. Suddenly, they all took flight when a male Great Spotted Woodpecker crashed onto the feeder.

Mike Russell, 2nd April 2024