Good selection of birds on the feeders today. Nice to have a Siskin in the garden in summer.

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This afternoon I strapped a branch next to the bird feeders in the garden. Within an hour I got: Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Female Great Spotted Woodpecker, Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, Male Great Spotted Woodpecker, Juvenile Blue Tit, Juvenile Great Tit, Robin.

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A few photos from the garden pond logs today.  Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker still about (plus two adults) and a Greenfinch.

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A couple of photos of the adult and juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker in the garden today.  Couldn't manage to get them both in shot at the same time.  And this evening it looks like the adult has stopped feeding the juvenile altogether - it seems to be feeding itself mostly on the ground beneath the bird feeders and pecking at the log.

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I've recently put up a couple of perches near the pond in the garden so that birds can preen after having a bath in the pond.  A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker seems to be using it occasionally in the early morning and at dusk, while waiting to be fed by the adult.  A couple of photos from this evening below.

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