Image by LuLu Witch via FlickrA few weeks ago I bought a couple of birdfeeders because I felt so sorry for the birds with this long winter. What is really nice is to be able to sit in the conservatory, when it is warm enough, and watch the birds come to the feeder. Mainly they are sparrows and blue tits, with a great tit now and then but today I saw a flock of goldfinches, in breeding plumage, who'd been attracted to our garden because of the willow flowers. They really are such pretty birds with their red faces and gold wing bars. I enjoyed watching them fly around but the sparrows took some issue with their presence and tried to see them off. Later though, the goldfinches returned.