Friday, 29 January 2010

Winter honeysuckle has flowers

The rain was lashing us this morning when we woke...and the garden birds seem grumpy..
An enormous puffed up bullfinch has winter honeysuckle flowers daubed around his beak like a mucky toddler. The blue tits are keeping him well away from their suspended coconut shell packed with suet and seeds. It's funny as he is three times their size and seems tremendously shy. They on the other hand are like little hiphop dancers leaping from twig to twig with great gusto and energy.
I'd always thought that robins were extremely territorial but they are far less pushy than those bolshy little tits. I mix meal worms in especially for them...I hope they appreciate them.