Tag Archives: blue tits

Bang

May started with a bang for us, quite literally. Finch leap-frogged a bollard, didn’t make it, and face-planted the pavement. Amongst the tears and considerable amount of blood, there was a silver lining. Through wet eyes, he grinned at me … Continue reading

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Book news

The other week a bird woke me with its clear song while the day was still dark. Our bedroom double-glazing is badly fitted so we are usually woken by raucous seagulls or the revving engines of the early-shift workers heading … Continue reading

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Half term

The word ‘half term’ has lost a bit of its significance during lockdown. I mean, is it half term? Are we sure? Is it still May? And what day of the week is it anyway? But no, it’s definitely half … Continue reading

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Blue tits

The most exciting thing has happened. There are blue tits nesting in the bird box we put up on our gable end! We have seen the parents flying in and out, and when our bedroom window is open there is a … Continue reading

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Human Cannonball

This morning we walked to school with an imaginary dragon flying behind us on a string. Little Owl had firm hold of the other end of the string so don’t worry, you weren’t in any danger. He is a silver … Continue reading

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Flitting

Although it has been snowing here this week there are small green buds everywhere I look and it is April at last. For the beginning of April I pick up my seasonal reading again and head off to Somerset with … Continue reading

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A new patch

Over the last few weeks Little Owl (now with Finch too) and I have been getting to know our new patch. We hot-footed it to a nearby garden centre to stock up the bird feeders and gradually the locals have … Continue reading

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Nesting

The guttering around our house is a popular spot for a variety of little birds to build their nests. This year a pair of Blue Tits have taken a liking to the guttering above Little Owl’s window. We have been … Continue reading

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