Not have not been out birding much lately, my other love football took over with 4 visits to see my beloved Everton play at Goodison Park being my March priority, my birthday in March and so when asked what do I want for a pressie my standard answer is a ticket to the game!

My garden has kept my birding going through this period though with the daily visits of the Lesser Redpolls and Siskins continuing along with largish groups of Chaffinches as well (up to 16 at a time) the last couple of days has also provided a bird rarely seen in the garden a Stock Dove, nice to see this nervous but healthy looking bird visit, photo taken through double glazing below.