Some of you will remember that I've had great difficulty getting a picture of a Great Tit that, very occasionally, visits the garden, and was so quick I didn't even have time to lift the camera.
However, this visit he'd found the 'new' perch and seemed to like it 'cos he sat there, and sat...
My first visit to the feeders this year and the first bird was a Great Tit.
The feeders were pretty empty, so it was a good job I went, the birds soon started arriving.
Thanks for you good wishes on my eye op. It went well, but is going to take a few days to settle. It's rather sore this...
Then two Blue Tits joined one of the Great Tits - they must have ousted the other! It sure was all go... I'm sure I could have had another tit in an image if I'd been quicker off the mark LOL - I did get a few blurs!!
It was a bit dull down at the feeders, and as my back wasn't feeling too bad, thought I'd wander up the road and see if I could go a bit further than I'd walked before.
Gad I did, as I found another feeding station up there too. And this was pretty busy with birds flitting all over the place...
I think the Great Tit top left was keeping an eye on what the Coal Tit bottom right was up to!
I didn't see the Great tit until I was processing the picture. There were birds everywhere that day, not that I managed to get many usable pictures of them though.
The Great Tits often make a quick stop on the guy wire that is used to raise, stabilize, and lower (for filling) the main feeder. They don't stop long, though. Just long enough for an overview before either flying to the feeder or flying away.
I kept getting a glimpse of this guy... but he was generally far too quick for me.
Eventually I seemed to have tempted him with something tasty and he stopped for just long enough for a few frames... this was the best of them!