Now that our garden is once more a tranquil haven, punctuated only by the cursing of a man being attacked by a willow hedge (see Willow Talk – 1 for more details), the birds are back in numbers. The very occasional woodpecker may be great to see but I do love the common-or-garden ones too, particularly as their habitat is in decline. In the UK (and I guess elsewhere) concrete and lawn always seems to win out over food and bird feeders.
I keep a camera near the kitchen window – I could spend hours watching these guys. It’s like having a private TV channel!
I just love watching this lot, taking it in turns to feed from the peanuts or chase each other off the seeds. I suspect that at least one of the juvenile Blue Tits is one born in our nest box, just round the corner from the Limery.
We actual have a camera in the nest box but this year those clever birds managed to completely knock the focus out – perhaps they were trying a selfie? I don’t know but see if you can spot the bird here:
And very occasionally, we have a visitor. We don’t see pigeons here on the coast by us here in Wales – they prefer to holiday on the Aberystwyth promenade where they can fight the seagulls for the chips. This one looked a bit bewildered (much as I am every day) but seemed to figure out about eating seeds and nuts dropped by the little ‘uns.
It’s so much better than pretty much anything on TV these days!