This made me smile as my dad is in his 70's and never really been into the whole nature / wildlife thing.
What made me laugh out loud was the fact he thought it was a Parrot! :-)
Have to say I'm jealous though, as we never got them (Woodpeckers or Parrots) whilst I was living at home!
Anyway, back to my garden and I'm pleased to say we now have a pair of Siskins regularly feeding on the nuts.
Pair of Siskins (you can just make out the female at the bottom)
The large flock of Long Tailed Tits seem to have diminished slightly and we now only have 2 that come every day, obviously they've started to pair up now.
I also noticed the Rat has a partner so I'm assuming somewhere in the wood out the back may be a whole load of baby rats running around! As long as they stay out there & not inside then they're okay.