It’s that time of year here were the bird feeders have quietened down, and some begin to flock – usually the tits, but some other species do occasionally join in too. The end result is a sizeable mixed flock which sweeps through the garden, causes brief mayhem and then as quickly as they arrived; they all disappear.
Only over Autumn and into early Spring do we get Long-Tailed Tits visiting, yes those cute little balls of fluff that seemingly ever gardener wants. Usually they only flock into our Buddleja in the front garden and then stay in the trees surrounding our back but don’t often visit our feeders…
I had just popped outside and heard their unmistakable shrill call, then I looked to the feeders and spotted a Blue tit, I quickly grabbed my camera just as the LTT’s arrived 🙂
And a second arrives…
And a third…
Oooh, lookie! A fourth and now a Goldfinch has arrived 🙂
Just because they have such cute faces from the front
It’s getting a little busy now…
Sparrows have arrived, and soon the arguing commences
Coal Tit joins in.
Goldie is not happy with the Sparrows
A couple of days later the flock visited the Buddleja in the front garden; they regularly do this, however this time the flock also included a Robin and a Chiff Chaff… I think it’s a youngster Chiff Chaff because it’s still rather yellow but also has the dark legs rather than having light legs like a Willow Warbler.
Photos are a bit poor, it was quite a dull morning and my polarizing filter makes images a bit darker so the ISO was upped, which makes the images grainy.
And the Robin which was checking me out, and not happy with me stood at the window.