I love seeing the photos and reading all the stories that others post. Like some I have a garden tick list and had 26 different birds that have come to the garden. All over the UK we will all have some of the same species that came to the garden, and depending where we live, we will all have different ones. I love seeing the Long Tail Tits, some of the photos have been fantastic and I so wished that we had them away up here in Caithness, apart from never having seen one in the garden, I had never seen them at all. That was until yesterday!!!!! Mr. CL said to me, there are some of those birdies back at the feeder. We have a big garden but the part where the feeders and baths/drinkers are, are literally 4-5 feet from the kitchen and garage window. When I looked out there was a pair of Great Tits on the peanut feeder, I watched for a few seconds and as I turned something caught my eye. I could see a long tail but nothing else and thought it was the same as I had seen but when it moved I could not believe my eyes. A Long Tail Tit, oh my goodness the excitement, there were more, my iPad was on charge so I grabbed it and took some photos from the garage window but a bit too far away, so out I went and came round to the back thinking they would fly away, but no they just teet, teet, teeted and stayed. There were at least 6 maybe some more, all flitting about the bushes, they were so fast I could not get a decent photo, just as one flew to the top of the bushes and another went onto a feeder, I clicked and they flew!! Not very good photos at all but I had them and was so excited, I think you can tell! Tick list now at 27.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to PimperneBloke:
Hopefully now they've found the feeders, they'll become regular visitors.
In our garden they seem to prefer the suet pellets and fat balls, but they will nibble at the seed feeders as well.
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(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
In reply to Linda257:
Lot to learn
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