Like many folk these days, I like to keep my bird feeders full during the freezing weather.
All regulars have called and at times there has been quite a tussle for food. We have a few unusual birds including the nuthatch and others listed on earlier postings. Last year we had redpoll and siskin but they have not visited this year.
My sister has a beautiful, if possessive, pair of mistle thrushes. They guard her bird table and cotoneaster berries, often attacking any other bird hoping to dash in for a quick snack.
They are however, quite shy with humans and it has been tricky getting a photo -but always ready to rise to a challenge - my sister sent the above to me today!