I have to say at the start of the week I thought the two Siskin's had departed, in fact all the way up to Thursday I was convinced they'd gone.
However on Friday and today I've had 6 birds in the garden.....typical,what's the saying about buses?
Typically I drew the curtains to see what and how many were in the garden and typical luck, fog/mist. The Tits were darting back and forth and a Song Thrush in full song cheered me up.
I could see and hear one female Siskin calling away in the top of one of the Sycamores. I'm convinced it was a call to feed as it was soon joined by one of the male Siskin's and a couple of Goldfinch.
Typically by the time the must had vanished it was quite late before I headed out for my cycle. Typically I went along the Brampton Valley. Untypically it wasn't quiet. Nothing special but good numbers of common birds.
The fields still had plenty of water in them with huge flocks of gulls and geese. Only birds of prey of note was a Kestrel and a pair of Buzzards.
Tried for a Yellowhammer typically not brilliant.