Friday, 30 April 2010

Greenfinches replace Blackbirds

After the sorry demise of my nesting Blackbirds (two chicks disappeared and one died) I now have another nest to report on... This is built in the ridiculous position of the conifer right outside our back door, but at least it's easy to monitor!

The identity of its owner was a mystery for a while, though Dave Leech (Head of Nest Records at the BTO) had predicted Greenfinch from the photo here. Apparently the use of so much moss and fine feathers is a good hint.

By this morning, things had progressed and Dave was of course right, as three eggs had appeared, and very pretty they are too! Hopefully they'll be rather more successful than the Blackbirds...

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