Coal Tit Magic

Coal Tit

So the story goes like this.

The Spring came and Blackie put the lovely selection of bird food out for his feathered friends.

This included Sunflower Hearts, Niger Seed, Peanuts, Fat balls and Black Sunflower Seeds.

As Blackie sat in his Van on his first year at his Static van, he was amazed how many birds were coming to take advantage of the new selection of food

He noticed many things from observing the behaviour of the birds and learned quickly what bird species like the best.

The birds he was seeing were new to him only seen from a distance and never enough time to photograph or learn from.

Then one day a little Coal tit flew in and quickly took the Black Sunflower heart away to a garden plant pot. It forced the seed into the soil then returned to get another.

The little Carol Tit was not eating the seeds it buried them all over the garden, in pots in the grass and in the base of Old logs

He noted this and when Ruth was doing the garden at the start of Summer, she asked Ron was this a weed growing in the pot under the window.

Ron being an X gardener for 10 years told her to just leave it for now. The weeks past and many of the same looking green leaf stems were growing taller and taller.

Soon they formed a round flower on top and the flower got bigger. Then it turned Yellow.

Then Blackie worked it out. The Little Coal Tit had given him Sunflowers 🌻 all over his garden .

What Nature Gives Back.

Sunflower Planter.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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