Yesterday evening, towards dusk, the back garden was full of birds. This included a blue tit, which was having a merry time flitting round the trees, presumably looking for insects.
I may have seen the occasion blue tit previously but this little visitor was certainly an enchanting sight. The bird looked quite thin, so whether it was hungry or a hybrid, who knows. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a very good photo in the poor light.
Through the grapevine, I heard that a Long Toed Stint has been sighted at the local RSPB reserve and that people are flocking to see it. This seems to be causing a degree of mayhem, so just as well I have my own mini nature reserve. I doubt a Long Toed Stint will be visiting any time soon, though.