Tony calls me to the kitchen window. "Look at all the birds eating. What are those two on the new feeder". I go and stand next to him looking out into the back garden at the trees at the bottom. We had been to the garden centre a few weeks before and purchased a new feeder and tray to add to the existing ones we already had. I stare out and think how lucky the birds are to have this local cafe in the neighbourhood. We stand watching for a few minutes trying to identify the strange pair. "Time for the binoculars" Tony says and he comes back with them. Again we look. "I think we need the book too!" I reply. We both take a turn. Each laughing at the other as we have to close one eye to use them due to failing eye sight. "I think they are greenfinches." Back he comes with the book and we agree they are. "Oh no, I'm turning into a twitcher" he cries! "That's middle age for you" I joke. But we both stand happily for a few moments more watching the blue tits fly in and out of the bird box, a pigeon scratching on the ground, soon followed by a pair of collared doves (daily visitors), a black bird and, of course, the greenfinches.
Photo courtesy of the internet - sadly we have not managed to capture the greenfinches on film yet!
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I am a fourty-something mum of two gorgeous children, married to a very handsome and supportive man! I work full time for a car finance company and juggle a job, family and having fun! I love experiencing all that life has to offer, scrapbooking, photography, a hectic social life and my family.