This week saw the arrival of the fledglings of both the Blue Tits and Great Tits.
The Great Tits arrived in numbers, the parents ignoring their cries for feeding so they had to help themselves.
The Blue Tits have visited the feeder in one’s and twos. The parents were unable to resist the calls to be fed even though the food was right there for the youngsters.
The shot above captures the adult bird as it jumps before flitting up to it’s young calling to be fed.
It amazes me how large the youngsters are, appearing even more so with their fluffy feathers.
New bee visitors have been spotted among the regular Bumble Bees and the enormous number of Honey Bees.
This is my first spotting of a Furrow Bee. It looks very waspish with that narrow waist but is a Solitary Bee.
The Californian Lilac provides much needed support for an array of pollinators whose populations have been drastically reduced due to over zealous use of insecticides and loss of wildflower meadows.
The Deutzia in the back garden is more popular with Bumble Bees
The badger visited again. I still haven’t got a decent shot of him due to the low light and not being able to use flash through the window. He’s far too skittish to let me get close outside.
Hopefully, we’ll have more fledglings visiting soon. It would be fantastic to see a young woodpecker as both parents still visit the garden.