I don't really want to dwell on the horrendous wet, cold and even foggy weather that we've been experiencing lately... as the sun finally appeared for the last hour of the day, I'm just grateful that it remembered us at all.
We have had several of our bird boxes occupied which has been wonderful to see.
The parents have been so busy and incredibly attentive... a perfect tag team as they take it in turns to feed their young.
But as the weather closed in I must confess I did worry if they would survive.
I placed suet balls, sunflower seeds (with their husks removed for ease) and meal worms in an attempt to help keep both the parent birds energised and hopefully the baby birds fed.
There certainly wasn't any insects or caterpillars out in that torrential rain.
I'm hoping to see lots of babies emerge in the coming week, as the weather forecast says we will reach dizzy heights of 14 degrees!
Woohoo... bring it on I say.
Gone are the days when I'd long for 26/28 degrees... I'm happy to get any double digits now!
Here's a little chap... the Coal Tit that came on the feeder just outside my kitchen window,
The Blue Tit has definitely got a brood in a nest box and he (or she) is part of the awesome tag team that I mentioned.
Here's a shot of the little chap carrying out his parental duties with such tenacity and vigour.
I also saw one of the woodpeckers that I featured last Sunday.
It was feeding it's young on a nearby tree.
The baby woodpecker is quite bigger than the parent bird, but maybe it's not surprising with all of the peanuts it was eating!
So that's what's happening around my neck of the woods as it were.,. I hope you liked seeing my little visitors. As usual I'm linking up with 'My Sunday Photo' with Photoalife, Wordless (on Tuesday at image-in-ing) and Mersad over at Through my lens,
Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are.
I hope the sun shines for you.
Have fun and I hope to see you again soon.