Baby birds are all over the place!
I suspected that my Blackbirds had one out of the nest at the weekend. I haven’t seen much of them since, so they have probably taken it/them somewhere wilder.
The Bluetits were squeaking in the tree yesterday evening when I filled up the seed feeder, so when I came down this morning, I assumed the flurry of feathers around the fat-filled coconut half was them. This was a picture of last year’s family tucking in.
But no, this morning it was a Coaltit family. The Coaltits have been regular visitors since I moved in, but it’s the first time I’ve seen a family of them in the garden. They were gorgeous!
More baby birds
Elsewhere, on the golf course yesterday there were young Mistle Thrush, young Jays, and young Pied Wagtails. There were also a considerable number of adult Herring and Lesser Black Backed gulls quartering the fairways. I love the way you can hit your ball within an inch of their beaks, and they just move their heads back an inch then return to their stance. Clever birds.