Today was sunny and warm - gorgeous, and I spent a delightful half hour lying in the hammock watching a little family of goldfinches feeding just a few feet away from me. There were four fluttering babies and one adult and I noticed the adult fed for quite a time on the linseeds then seemed to regurgitate them to the noisy youngsters which all mobbed it until it flew off to get some peace, only to fly back again a minute later. What a demanding family,
Curious, I googled 'goldfinch feeding young' and up came this excellent little three minute video.
Tonight I watched the fantastic BBC programme Spitfire Women - it is on for a further 25 days on iPlayer.
What a generation that was!