Goldfinches add some charm to the Oak Tree

A charm of goldfinches seems to have taken up residence near the main building, often twittering in the tree behind. They are drawn to the sunflower seeds next to the polytunnel and often spend some time on them after the flowers have gone over

A charm of goldfinches in the tree

A charm of goldfinches in the tree

The flock is a welcome sight in the autumn – we have always had a few but they do seem to be increasing with the years

Sunflowers attracting the goldfinches

Sunflowers attracting the goldfinches

These sunflowers serve us well – they brighten up the boxes when they’re in season, they bring the goldfinches in and , once the stalks have dried out over the winter are fantastic fuel for our Kelly kettle for making tea and coffee next year.

closer view of the finch flock through binoculars

closer view of the finch flock through binoculars

 

A goldfinch up closer (not from the Oak Tree)

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