The Rose-breasted Grosbeak that arrived at the weekend is still with us and seems to have brought some chums along to enjoy the seeds at our feeders ….. they particularly likes black sunflower from the dome-covered polycarbonate feeder – probably because it keeps the rain off, it has rained a lot in recent days and looks set to do the same for many more yet. It is quite unusual – usually we see one or two birds at this time of year as they flash through on the way north, we have never had them hanging around like this before.

Occasional Ruby-throated Hummers are visiting the sugar feeder.