The long-tailed tits

The goldfinch came back again. This time, it did not spend as much time on the feeder as during the past couple of days. And it did not argue so much with other birds, he let them have some nuts too.

After the goldfinch left, our usual visitors also disappeared maybe apart from a couple of chaffinches and sparrows. However, there were some new guests: a group of fourteen long-tailed tits. Hopefully, one day I will be able to take a photo of them. They are very distinctive and always come in groups. This time there was fourteen of them. British Bird Lovers website has a nice picture of a long-tailed tit.

The goldfinch came back

The goldfinch was back on the feeder. It was alone again and spent there quite a lot of time. Eventually, the woodpecker came and threw him off the feeder. So it patiently waited on the tree but then went back on to the feeder. Little blue tits were trying to get some nuts, but he kept pushing them off and flapping its wings. It must have been really hungry. And the same happened again. A woodpecker, this time a different one made it get off the feeder. It left. I wonder if it will be be back?

The blue moon and a goldfinch

The unusual blue moon, the second full moon in a month happened yesterday but it was too cloudy to be able to see it. However, this morning the moon was still very big and this is what it looked like where I live:

Moon over a field
With this unusual moon, came a very strong wind. And there was a little cute guest on a bird feeder, a goldfinch. Unfortunately, I did not manage to take a picture of it, but if you don’t know what a goldfinch looks like, there is one on Wikipedia. Goldfinch is a truly beautiful bird, with a red beak and face and yellow- black wings. I really need a camera trap to be able to capture all the amazing birds we get on the feeder. Unusually, it visited us by itself. Every other time goldfinches came as a group of at least four. It stayed on the feeder munching nuts for a long time. This made me think that it must have been very hungry. I wandered, why? Why was it so hungry and why did it come by itself… It is gone now. Hopefully, it is all right. Maybe it just got confused by the second blue moon this month.