Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Busy, Busy

As I was drinking breakfast coffee, it was obvious that the garden birds had been up way before me and were well into their daily activities.
The nuthatches only appear one at a time now instead of in pairs - is this a good sign? I hope so. And I noticed a blue tit carefully tugging up the softest moss from my wall and carrying it the nest box in our next door neighbours' tree. I look forward to watching its progress.
Meanwhile a squirrel has widened the entrance hole to the great tit box in our garden and is living / hiding in it. It must be a bit cramped!

This photo is by Mike Atkinson. One of the aspects I enjoy about his site is that he includes spectacular shots of our common birds (of course has has rarities too). It seems a lot of photographers overlook the commonplace but I think we should celebrate and value it - while it's still here.


The Weaver of Grass said...

I am envious of your nuthatches Carol - that is one bird we never see. But our nest boxes seem to be taken and birds are flying about with bits of this and that in their beaks - so it look s as though it is all stations go!

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh nuthatches, they're working their way slowly up Scotland, I was astonished to see a pair just outside Peebles a few months ago.

I agree that photographers should celebrate the still commonplace before it no longer is....

Mistlethrush said...

I was thrilled the first time I saw nuthatches in the garden about 3 years ago. Since then they've become daily visitors and I wouldn't want to be without them.

Weaver - hope your bird boxes house pleasure and success.

CGP - I expect nuthatch will reach you eventually.

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