May – the green month, the month trees show the new green leaves, grass appears to been repainted with a bright green and skies go blue with fluffy white clouds. The reality is the exact opposite, high wind, rain and cold. No new bird visitors have been seen over the last 3 days. I did have a very fleeting glimpse of a Siskin (Carduelis carduelis) on Saturday however, it was a very brief stop at one of the feeders then flew off, not enough time to get a photo of it. The stalwarts pay frequent visits and an increase the sparrows or to give correct name House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). The Dunnock pair are very frequent visitors at present, though I think it will only be one visiting soon as they hatch their eggs. One favourite visitor is the Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto). I do like this bird. The visitors appear to be a pair – with one of them having a feather coming out of the wing. I’ve been using three cameras over the past week Canon 50D, Canon 60D and a compact zoom Canon SX50 HS. This image of the Collared Dove with the loose feather was taken with the Canon SX50 HS.