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Great tit

Pardon the bad punning title… I couldn’t resist.

As you can see, the tits are taking to the feed balls I’ve hung up to replace the candles they were munching on. At times there are five of them scampering about, hopping from one ball to the other and seemingly having a great time. It seems like Grand Central Bird Station out there… Great tits, blue tits, some non-tit bird that I don’t know – but will have to look up – and even a crow trying to get into the action, though he lingered too briefly for me to get a photo, since he quickly realised that perching upside-down on a hanging feed ball is NOT the ideal position for a bird of his build…

Great tit

They still haven’t quite worked out what’s food and what’s not, though…

ONCE upon a morning sunny, while I pondered puns so funny,
Typing up a quaint and curious blog entry about my tits,—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my outer door.
“‘T is some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door;
Quoth the great tit: “Feed me more!”

(Freely interpreted from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”)

Yup… There was a tapping on the front door, and it turned out to be a tit who – by all appearances – was attempting to eat the front door. I do believe they are taking it a bit too far. One thing is to eat my candles, but to attempt eating my front door is quite beyond the pale.

Great tit

They’re great entertainment, though. Even if they are occasionally a bit of a nuisance…

Edgar Allan Poe

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