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When I first saw coal tits in the garden, they would not take seed from the feeders, but by the end of 2008, they had become one of the commonest birds at the feeders. They are one of the smaller tit species.
Also known as a Hedge Sparrow, I thought I'd spotted one of these during 2007, but it wasn't until February 2008 that I managed to photograph and identify it.
Very distinctive birds with their red faces and flash of yellow on their wings, I used to see goldfinches at the feeders several times a week. The bird without the characteristic red and black face markings in some of the earlier pictures (August 2003) is a young goldfinch. More recently, through 2007 and into 2008, their numbers in the garden have dropped markedly and they seem to be infrequent visitors. Updated May 2008 (the first 2 photos).