December 26-28, 2010:
Continued hard weather brought more new birds to the garden. A single Redwing was the first one seen here since last winter......
............but wasn't made welcome by the more aggressive of the sixteen resident Blackbirds.
Perhaps the greatest surprise was the Waxwing attracted by the apples.
A fine male Bullfinch paid a short visit to seed put out under the protection of the feeder cage
In addition there was a large number of House Sparrows, several Starlings, three Robins, three Collared Doves, a Wood Pigeon, the usual three Tit species, several Chaffinches, a Jackdaw and, yet an other surprise...four Pheasants.