Long tailed tits feeding on peanuts
I’ve been enjoying some interesting visitors in the garden this week. Just outside my study window I’ve got a bunch of bird feeders – which can be a bit of a welcome distraction!
Long tailed tits are always on the move, and there’s a flock of 6-7 birds that stop briefly at the peanut feeders at intervals during the day. Long tailed tits aren’t commonly seen on feeders – they’re more suited to insects, spiders and berries than nuts, but my visitors are quite happy snacking on nuts!
Also around the house this week; lots of Redwings and Fieldfares, many Blackbirds (did you know some of our winter Blackbirds migrate here from Europe), Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, House Sparrows, a pair of Magpies, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Nuthatch, Goldfinch, Song Thrush, Rooks, Rooks and more Rooks, Common Gulls, Buzzard and Red Kite overhead, a wonderful little Goldcrest, some shell-shocked Pheasants, Tawny Owls hootin’ at night, Moorhen and Red Legged Partridge in the field at the back of the house – plus rabbits and a Fox that was wandering up the drive one evening last week.