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Monday 9 January 2012

Birds Of A Feather

The Blue Tits are back in our garden but this time there seems to be just a pair. Remember the last time I posted on the subject there were two ladies.  Well the ladies have agreed that one of them should back down and the gent seems to have made his choice.

But has she made her choice regarding accommodation?
She just cannot decide between this highly select detached residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . and this rather nice semi detached property.  The other entrance is on the opposite side.  Since neither entrance on either box faces south, they might choose any entrance.  But they never choose a south facing entrance because it is too hot for their young when they hatch.

"Oh, honey! I just cannot make up my mind.  They are both beautiful . . . . .  can we have them both? Just think of all the parties and guest we can have.  I know all this waiting is ruffling up your feathers, but you will have to be patient and wait until spring.  These things take time you know!"

"Oh! shut up woman and come and join me in the pool.  It's a gorgeous day and the water is lovely - besides that I hate to say it but you have fleas!"

"Oh! fleas indeed . . . . you certainly know your way into a girl's heart!  I'll give you a right flea in your ear if you're not careful and watch out or I'll give you a right ducking! I used to be a coast guard and I am an excellent swimmer!"

Actually they all have fleas and perhaps that is why they like to wash so often in bird baths.  The photos are not very good because I had to take them through two double glazed windows which equates to four sheets of glass . . . . . plus, I had to zoom in substantially in order to get the birds into the frame.  But it gives some idea of the daily activity in the garden.  I am hopeful that these will be a breeding pair in the spring.

Both birds venture into the bird boxes regularly but they haven't built a nest in either box as yet.  I have a suspicion that they sleep in the boxes because at dusk I have seen one bird enter the top box and not come out.  Whether his lady friend was there or not I cannot tell.  Because as yet they are not yet married.  Blue Tits are birds with high morals you know and she might choose to sleep alone in the bird table box.  Believe that and you'll believe anything. LOL

Watch this space for more news in due course.


  1. Such pretty little birds, Eddie.
    I didn't know that about the south-facing entrance to the bird house(s.) Very interesting....
    I see in the foreground of one of the photos a lovely blooming cactus...(Christmas cactus?)
    I love birds....feed them...keep their bird baths filled 24/7...365...and it is so sweet to see these birds in your photos.

  2. you hear the thoughts of birds!

    Aloha from Waikiki
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  3. Your birds have so much more personality than mine. I enjoyed this, Eddie. :)

  4. Aw, they are SO cute! nice photos of them, too!

  5. Great pictures and you have a great imagination; either that or you need to get back on your meds!

  6. so you may be having an illicit relationship in your birdhouse...gasp...what will the neighbors think...smiles...nice pics eddie...

  7. I love these bird stories and you are lucky to have such an abundance of residents. Funny we both wrote about birds this time!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  8. They are probably shy and they know you are watching them!! Ha


  9. Love the third photo! Looks like something Sniffle & Smiles would paint! :-)
    Happy New Year, Mr. Eddie!

  10. Hilarious and I have to agree with Eva about your imagination! LOL I've never heard of birds having fleas or high morals, but that last line really cracked me up! LOL Cheers!

  11. See, Eddie? I knew all along you had a thing for birds!

    No, seriously, nice photos and charming dialogue. Well done!


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