Pecking Order

Long Tail Tits Wm
 

I took this photo last week, during one of our brief interludes of soggy snow. The Long Tailed Tits only appear when the weather is bad. They’re tiny, but descend on the feeder in a small flock and through weight of numbers fight their way in.

 
 

Coal Tit Wm

 

Also on the diminutive side are the Coal Tits

 
 

Marsh Tit Wm

 

These gorgeous little birds are Marsh Tits

 
 

Blue Tit Wm

 

They tend to get shown the door by the Blue Tits

 
 

Great Tit Wm

 

Who in their turn get seen off by the Great Tits. This one is probably a male, it has quite a broad black stripe down its chest

 
 

Nuthatch Wm

 

All the small birds scatter when the Nuthatch arrives. This one complete with nut.

 
 

Woodpecker 012 Wm

 

And then there’s the Woodpecker, with that fearsome beak. This is a male, with a red patch on the nape of his neck. They are, perhaps surprisingly, quite nervous birds. Woodrow is keeping a close eye on me.

 
 

The ground feeders mill around underneath, taking advantage of any pieces that get dropped. I’ll save them for a future post. Except for one, who has promoted himself to Lord of the Bird Table by audacity alone:

 
 

Pheasant 009 Wm

 

Who, me?

Yes you Ptolemy. And have you hoovered up all the bird seed? Again??

 
 

Pecking Order

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