I saw another beautifully coloured Yellowhammer from the roadside between Forge and Aberhosan this afternoon. It must surely rate as one of our most stunning birds. This male was feeding on seed from a trough used to feed sheep. This has been a regular source of food for yellowhammers at this location in recent years. The farmer is inadvertently helping the local population of this declining species. A lady who lives in Forge nearby is a keen birdwatcher and she feeds her garden birds usually gets yellowhammers in her garden in the winter and if I recall correctly the maximum she has had at one time is 14! And yet they are literally down the road from me and I've never had one in my garden. I know people from Darowen too who get them in their garden. These are the photos I took of the male bird today.