It all started when one of our friends who live in the next road to us called to say that their son, Charlie, was walking down my road and had seen some strange looking birds in a tree. I headed the 100 yards from my front door as described and there they were! They were pretty mobile moving between crab apple trees and cherry trees, but showed down to just a few feet at times.
I've cut up some apples and put them on spikes on top of the bird feeders in my garden! Fingers crossed!
It was interesting seeing them feed on the buds as well as the fruit!