Saturday, 12 November 2011

Greenfinch in Our Garden

When Sarah and I woke up and looked out of the bedroom window this morning there was a sorry looking ball of greenish fluff sitting on our window ledge. On closer inspection it seemed to be a young Greenfinch and it didn't look too good. 

We could press our noses right up to the glass and it didn't fly away, so we supposed it must be injured.  The sun was shining very brightly and it was probably warming itself on the ledge, but it's eyelids were often closed and Sarah even thought it might be blind in one eye.  I went downstairs to get my camera and naturally when I returned it had gone, in spite of having been there for the last 10 minutes.

We thought that would be the last time we'd see the bird and either it would fly away to pastures new or a cat would get it if it couldn't fly properly.  However, it reappeared on one of our garden feeders a little later in the day and so I managed to get some photos then.  It looked much better now and could at least fly short distances between our feeders in different places in the garden.

After a short while it disappeared altogether and we haven't seen it since - I just hope our two cats didn't get it.

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