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Early Spring

Monday 5th March 2012

The early spring was heralded by the appearance of a new visitor to the garden; a bullfinch!

Now this might not seem a very exciting sighting but for the devestating effect the last two winters had on small birds in this part of the country.  I found a greenfinch frozen to death on a windowsill, sadly, I imagine it was trying to get some heat from the window. Another victim was a goldcrest which I found dead on the driveway, this was particularly upsetting as it was the first one I had ever seen, they being very secretive.  The mild winter and lovely early spring we are experiencing, hopefully will redress the balance