A few days ago a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher appeared in the garden three times over a six hour period (see report and photographs earlier on this blog – 18 April). It caused a bit of excitement amongst local birders as it is a more than somewhat unusual bird for this part of the world – not unknown, but scarce. Today it reappeared and gave an opportunity to get some better photographs … headed off to the neighbour’s garden, wonder if it has a met and might be nesting or is that too much to hope for?

Shortly after two Pine Siskins were on the feeders – rather late for them.