Regular readers will have read about Gerald before. He was a very close friend of my late father, and as the one-time Chaplain for the Falkland Islands, his flock also included the British Antarctic Territory, so Oll, once introduced him to someone as the ex-Vicar of the South Pole. What you may not know is that he is an accomplished nature photographer, and as such he is going to start contributing images to the bloggo.
Gerald writes: "Having got Goldfinches this year for the first time - thanks to Nyger seed - we've never seen a fledgeling before. Here's today's we presume. The back wing feathers seem quite extraordinary. We've also got Siskins and Greenfinches going for the seed - Siskins for the first time".