Just outside our back door we have a mature cherry tree from which we hang a number of bird feeders.  We are fortunate to have a lot of different birds come to visit us and we encourage them with sunflower seeds and nyger seed. We would have peanuts etc. but we have a greedy squirrel that would destroy the feeders in search of an easy meal!

Here is a gallery of some of our visitors in 2008 - all the photos were taken from our kitchen windows.

 Woodpecker

 

Pheasant - this one lives at the bottom of our garden! 

 Goldfinch  

 There is always some sort of altercation going on - typically the greenfinches are at the top of the pecking order. Here the goldfinches are squabbling between themselves. 

 Greenfinch 

 Chaffinch

 

 Robin

 

 Blackbird

 

 Siskin 

 Tawny Owl 

We also regularly have bullfinches, long-tailed tits, coaltits, blue tits, great tits, collared doves, wood pigeons, jays and jackdaws in the garden

Finally, a picture of the bloody squirrel!