Garden sightings today started with a knock on the door by Fiona (our neighbour) to tell Anita that there was a very colourful Pheasant sitting on the fence in the back garden behind the Pittosporum. I was upstairs and on hearing this information I rushed into the rear bedroom just in time to see the Pheasant fly away towards the local pub, disturbed by Anita opening the back door! Well that's a first for our garden list.
I spent most of the day tidying up around the garden whilst being serenaded by the twittering of Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, the pair of Long-tailed Tits, Greenfinch, House Sparrows & Dunnock.
After a visit to the local re-cycling centre I heard two more sounds - Goldfinch and then Siskin (another garden first). Unfortunately he wouldn't show himself fully so only got a partial photo!
Other visitors were Blackbird, Starling, Collared Doves & the daily fly over of Rose-ringed Parakeets, Black-headed Gulls, Crow & Magpies.
Most of the colour in the garden is from Hellebores, a few Crocus, Snowdrops, early flowering Narcissus and this Leucojum vernum 'Carpathicum' which has yellow spotted petals as opposed to green-spotted on L.vernum (The Spring Snowflake).