Charms of Goldfinches, or as they were appropriately named in Anglo-Saxon times, ‘Thistle-tweakers’, are flitting through the garden at present, up to 15 at a time, and competing to get on the feeder together. Some adults are in moult, as you can see from the photo. The young, sometimes called ‘grey-pates’ as they lack the red head of adults, also have a speckled chest. Conditions: Sun, with cloud building and rain coming in for the evening. Temperature: Max 20- Min 14c.