Near, mid or far!
Which image do you like? Instagram forces these decisions but tonight I am an indecisive Queen.. not only couldn’t I decide what to post, I can’t decide which one of the same shot to post 🤣 So you get all three. .
Lily long-tailed tit and her family are regularly hanging around my back garden this winter.. they intermittently feed on the suet balls they favour... then hang about in the trees that adorn the garden perimeter...doing a looping round robin and then zooming back for a snack as if it was a fast food restaurant. I see spiders and small insects are still their stable diet and are being hunted for in cracks and crevices, under lichen and in the ivy that adorns so many of my trees. I am grateful for them because they brighten me up 💗 the birds... not the cracks and crevices 🤣 Taken from my cottage hide window (in story today)
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My Etsy shop Spring clean continues! This week it’s the turn of my Giclee print section! All of my beautiful 8 x 10 prints now come mounted in dark grey so they require a 10 x 12 frame. They all come with ArtSure Certificates of Authenticity. To celebrate, they are 10% off in my shop this week 🥳
As always First Class U.K. postage is included but I do deliver globally using the Royal Mail’s Tracked and Signed Service. Link in bio!
A mistle thrush feeding on mistletoe berries. This large songbird likely got its name for its love of mistletoe! Look out for them in gardens, parks and woods defending berry-laden trees in winter.
A tip from telling them apart from song thrush is to look for slightly greyer plumage and pale spots on their belly - as opposed to the characteristic streaks of the song thrush. Mistle thrush are also noticeably larger.
If you can't catch a glimpse of one, you might be able to recognise one by its fluting phrase. It's one of the earliest signs of spring, and they usually start singing by late January. It's no surprise it's often known as the 'Rain Bird' as it can be heard singing loudly from the tops of high trees after spring rains 🌦️
(Photo by Gary K. Smith)
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