|Long tailed tit|
As it's been so ferociously cold, we've been making extra sure our song birds are well catered for. Their personal Michelin starred chef checks their daily gourmet menus and puts out fat balls, niger seed, peanuts, meal worms and raisins. These are just a few of our regular diners. We also have Chaffinches, Spotted woodpeckers, Bluetits, Blackbirds, March tits, Coal tits, Thrushes, Nuthatches, Dunnocks as well as the usual Sparrows and occasional Starling none of whom were the least interested in being photographed through the kitchen window! They all know that spring is nearing and already there is activity around nest boxes and tea pots (hung in trees) despite the freezing temperatures.
|Robin - waiting his turn in the Yew hedge below!|