Around the garden in 80 days #2

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.

The bird is standing on the concrete fence post.

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.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Around the garden in 80 days #2

  1. Following your direction I can see the blue tit

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I love it when birds come into my garden but have no interest in racing around ticking off sightings of rare ones!

    • Helen says:

      I’ve been RSPB Bempton Cliffs today and seen lots of bird watchers. I’m not sure there was anything terribly rare over the North Sea, though 😊

  3. I think you probably need more water to attract stints of any toe-length. To be honest, blue tits are more fun. πŸ™‚

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