Over the warm weekend we watched from the window as birds flitted around the feeders. House sparrows...
and robin's with scarlet breasts.
At first when the blackcaps came they were wary and shy, hiding in the tight tangle of clematis, but they soon grew confident and both male and female came to the feeders, dusky monochrome delicate birds.
And the great and sharp beaked rook came too, bead eyed and glistening with purple and blue shining in his midnight plumage.