The numerous siskins do have to share the sunflower heart feeder from time to time with the chaffinches and goldfinches and on our shopping list today was another feeder and more sacks of sunflowers. The birds do not need any of our food at this time of the year and enjoy more natural foods such as the peanuts and sunflowers, blaeberries on the bushes carpeting the forest floor and insects that are now freely available.The coal tits have been seen collecting the cats fur for their nests and they must have the best lined nests in the forest. After giving the cats a good brushing we throw the fur on the brush near to the feeders to be collected later for a worthy cause.
We have spotted the osprey three times flying high above Loch Ness and will wait to see any youngsters flying with the parents in the next few months. April and May are very busy months for all birds whatever their size.