I love watching the birds in my garden and always admire their resilience. The first two weeks of February this year have been the coldest for 26 years, with an average temperature of minus 0.7c, so keeping the birds fed is a priority.
I count 9 Blackbirds in this photo, taken on the patio. In total there were 27 in the garden at the same time!
The Goldfinch, one of my favourite garden birds. The "clown of the garden",owing to its' colourful face.
Bullfinches, Mr, and Mrs. Always in pairs. You wouldn't think, that years ago they were shot to stop them stripping the buds off fruit trees!