Monday, 14 March 2016
a small mystery has just solved itself, as mysteries tend to do, if we have patience and a good memory. On 16th and 18th February, this year, I was puzzled by a bird that I eventually decided must be a siskin (unusual in that they tend to travel in small groups). Just after lunch today the same bird turned up, this time with her boyfriend in tow, I was able to take a couple of snapshots of them (above and below), and they were revealed to be a young female and a male siskin, beautiful birds both of them, and obliging enough to sit still while I photographed them.
A few minutes later a goldfinch took over the feeding place, and he too allowed me to take his photo, shown below. Very satisfying, and proving once again the truth of one of my favourite old sayings, that everything comes to he who waits.