Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary
11th January, 2007
IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG for the birds to get used to the new position of the feeders. The goldfinches were soon at the sunflower hearts again, hopefully now safely out of danger of colliding with our patio windows.
The brood of pheasants was back again and we noticed that one bossy female spent all her time pecking at her fellow females so that the motion of these 5 hens around the feeder made me dizzy. One of the males will come and stand with them, so it looks like a folk dance with the females circulating around him.
hasn't taken the sparrowhawk long to locate it either. The
handle on the nyger feeder is his (or her, this was a large brown bird) favourite