Originally Posted by opisska
I must say that after the initial despair and depression which combined by stresses due to my health conditions made me a wreck in my bed for days, I started to really watch what's happening outside of my window. It's quite obvious that the same birds are returning regularly and they have their recognizable habits.
There is a group formed by a few Great and Blue Tits and a Tree Sparrow that always comes together to feed from our window. Why do they even hang out together, when they can't stand each other on the feeder and always come one by one, while forming a neat queue on the tree and the wall?
A Starling comes every morning and evening, sits on the same branch on top of the tree and sings.
First I thought we have the same pair of Jackdaws coming in, but it's actually a group of six birds. When I see just two is it the same two or not? Who knows. But they really begun to love the watering station my wife puts out for them. She has to refill it every morning after it freezes over during the night and then they come to bath and drink.
Yes, I spend a lot of time watching what's happening too, it's actually quite interesting, almost fun at times! It's difficult for us to single out individual birds though, as there are too many of them at the feeders, altough the species hierarchy is pretty obvious: Siskins
rule just because there's an army of them and Blue Tits
(it's probably a pair as I have never seen more than two at the same time) are the only ones that will face up to them and even chase them away from a fat ball or the nuts feeder. Great Tits
, despite being bigger are the shiest, while Coal and Marsh Tits
are plucky little things but won't challenge the Siskins. Coal Tits, the most numerous after the Siskins, are also starting to get territorial and will often chase each other around the feeders.
This said, today apart from the above not much else, as I was otherwise occupied (a little crafting): Blackbirds, Collared Doves
etc. And G saw an Hawfinch