Today, thankfully, hasn't quite gone to plan, so I've had the day to myself and got a few odds and sods done, that were planned for tomorrow, meaning, I may be lucky and make thee escape, weather permitting tomorrow.
So, during a late lunch break, under the midday moon (though it was nice and sunny as well), I was out in the garden armed with camera on the off chance something would visit the feeders.
After a flutter from a pair of wood pigeons in a neighbouring garden, I was in luck.
The noisy wood pigeons...
And a very hungry coal tit having a good go at the peanut feeder.
It didn't seem to mind when I got closer.
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"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Lot to learn
In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said:Lovely set Mike, the birds are beginning to seek out the feeders now and numbers increasing; also tucking into the peanuts and suet products as the temperatures cool slightly.
Yes they certainly are seeking out the feeders, and the suet pellets...
In reply to gaynorsl:
gaynorsl said:Nice to see your wood pigeons Mike, don't get any here though my sister used to have them visiting two miles away. Also the Coal Tit, fabulous little bird, I like the way they stash any food they don't want to immediately eat.
We used to have a lot of wood pigeons visiting the garden, but this year they've not been so prolific.
I think there's a bit of cradle snatching going on with this pair.....
In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:No better way to spend a lunch break.
In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:Nice, Mike :o) Well captured on the coal tit, coz ours whizz in and zoom out after just a peck!
Thank you PB.
Yes, the coal tits (I think all tits are) can be a bit quick off the mark, that's putting it mildly.
I've learned to pre-empt the shot getting the camera focused ready, however, the one on the nut feeder seemed quite content to have a good long feed.
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