This is what they are after:
|Peck in place or carry out|
It seemed that all I had to do was point the camera at the tree and click, and somewhere in the image would be at least one bird stuffing itself. The tree is too tall for us to reach the top branches, so the birds can have those, but I wish they'd leave the ones lower down!
|Daddy blackbird - he takes whole cherries|
|Adult male blackbird - cherries make your beak glow|
|Two immature blackcaps, and a number of half cherries! Some hail damage, too.|
|Daddy blackcap - looking a trifle worn - with good reason, now on his second brood|
|Spotted flycatcher (right) standing lookout with a house sparrow|
|Blue tit - he did it siiiiide...ways|
|Immature house sparrow I never done nuffin, sweet little fellow I am|
|Immature house sparrow - right, is anyone looking?|
|Immature house sparrow - OK, let's get stuck in|
More hail damage to the leaves
|Here was the big surprise|
|Immature greater spotted woodpecker. Now which one shall I have?|
There were also great tits, jays, crows, no doubt the woodpigeons had a few ... and when the cherries were all gone they turned to the redcurrants and snaffled the lot. At least there are still some whitecurrants, they don't understand those. Yet.