After being locked in for the recommended 24 hours, it took a couple of hours before anyone put their head out of the pophole!
Bit by bit they came out - these were the first two ...
and a third ...
and then there were four!
It wasn't until teatime that we actually saw all six birds!!
Aren't they gorgeous - black feathers with lovely golden, bronze and copper colours on their chest and round their neck. The black on their backs looks like a deep green under the sun on some of the birds.
They came up to this corner as we were in the kitchen and this was the nearest point.