After a late night yesterday (evening racing followed by a 'West Life' concert at Sandown Park) I decide to take it easy today. While potting up some seedlings mid morning, just as the darker clouds rolled over and the breeze picked up, there was a sudden increase in avian activity with various species flying in and out of the hawthorn. Luckily the camera was close to hand but with so much foliage it was difficult to locate the owners of all the little noises.
A delightful surprise were a number of juvenile Long-tailed Tits all clicking chatteringly to one another.
Blue Tits and House Sparrows were also captured on the feeders with additional visits from Great Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Robin and the greedy Woodpigeons plus over flying Black-headed Gulls.
The next charmer was a Coal Tit who waited patiently before dropping down for a quick snack.
When the avian activity died down I could still watch the bees collecting pollen.....
or just look at the flowers.....
and check that the (static) Kingfisher was still in residence.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing have a great weekend......FAB.