Nectar Growing On Trees
The waxeyes love the blossoms. Here they are feeding on apricot flowers.
With so many signs of spring the birds that have been away for the winter are returning. Many are singing to mark territory, or to test if it’s available. Those singing are two waxeyes, one on either side of the house, a grey warbler, a bellbird, a dunnock (hedge sparrow), a blackbird, a skylark, and the starlings. Also present are yellowhammers, a thrush that has been singing, but has now stopped, magpies, chaffinches, house sparrows, and a fantail. Of these only the waxeyes, starlings and dunnocks were around every day for most of the last couple of months.