The birds are such a joy to watch. Yesterday I melted some lard and loaded up a couple of empty coconut shells with bird seed and set it with the fat. I've hung one just outside our dining room window and the coal tits and long-tailed tits have just discovered it.
The long tailed tits are one of my favourites. They usually come in little groups of four or five. I love their colouring - soft browny-pink, charcoal grey and white.
Here is Mr Robin, doing his hummingbird impersonation in his desperate effort to do what the other birds do, and in the end he managed it! His perseverance was rewarded!And finally, one of the goldfinches, sitting in the sun on a witch hazel branch. It's a blurred image but I love the colours.
My cousin refers to the birds as little miracles - and they are!