Even though it hasn’t been as bitingly cold as yesterday it has been a very dull day and my trips to the end of the path didn’t produce much. I did see the house sparrows, which are making a nest in the eves of the roof of the house opposite, mating in a nearby tree but the light was so poor for a decent photo. More and more sparrows are appearing and starlings, crows and jackdaws are collecting nesting materials. The dunnocks have again been looking at themselves in car wing mirrors.
What was quite an achievement was to get a photo of a blue tit on the bird feeder – my presence nearly always frightens them off.
House sparrows mating
Starlings collecting nest materials
Blue tit on one of my garden feeders
Blue tit on the tree opposite my house