Hand feeding the Marsh Tits

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Gaynor, the only place we have seen Marsh Tits is at Leighton Moss, thanks to Hazel, Mike and a few others from these threads meeting up at LM a few years ago and every year since apart from 2020.  Granted, not being any sort of twitchers, we have never gone anywhere especially to see them--it just happened that there are some at LM!  If you can join the next meet-up there (anytime in the last week of June and first day or two of July) you too can see them!  And now that Hazel and Mike are training them to sit on hands, perhaps you can experience that, too.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • Lovely Hazel, what a joy to see, it must be awesome to experience. Glad you are enjoying your break away.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Thanks everyone,    the charming little Marsh Tits were around again today and joined by Great Tits  .................

    The lovely thing that happens at Leighton Moss is that you can share this hand feeding experience with other visitors to the reserve;    one lady said she was having the most fantastic day when she'd seen three otters and a pair of marsh harriers so I then asked if she would like to feed the great tit and marsh tit and placed some bird food in her hand which the birds then took ......   I said your day just got even better and we had a good laugh  -  further down the woodland pathway I was able to do the same with another visitor which brought absolute delight to them to have a bird feed from their hand.     These moments are a prime example of how nature helps during times of pandemic and stress and we can all share these experiences with one another.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Well said Hazy, and more fabulous photos to tempt me Ann with joining you all this year, I have noted the dates so beware everyone, as long as the ukulele diary doesn't fill up too much I might just travel.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Just bring the Uke along, Gaynor, and you can serenade the rest of us while we have lunch.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • Ha, you will want to digest your food properly don't you!!!!

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Ha, Ha, yourself, Gaynor--you cannot possibly be that bad!

    Kind regards, 

    Ann