Friday, August 17, 2007

Greenfinch glut

Looking out from the kitchen window this morning, I witnessed an amazing sight: 30 Greenfinches in the garden! We got one of those mega-feeders a few weeks ago, with about 40 perches on it, and the whole thing was covered in Greenfinches. Underneath were a dozen more, hoovering up the leftovers.

I thought about putting out another, smaller, feeder so the other birds could get a look-in, but I think it'll just be taken over by more Greenfinches.

There were nearly 20 yesterday morning, with some apparently tucking into seeds on the spent Buddleia, plus a couple of Goldfinches munching on the thistle we've allowed to grow next to the bush.

Where are they all coming from? Will they take over the world?