bird behaviour, Sketchbook

Coal Tits

We are inundated with Coal Tits in the garden. These big headed little birds charge around the garden with sunflower seeds burying them in lawn and border alike. If I hang up a feeder of mixed seed they throw out many seeds to reach the sunflower seeds, easily emptying a feeder in a morning! Fortunately the Tree Sparrows are around to pick up te spilt seed. Some of these Coal Tits may well be migrants from Scandinavia. They are super little birds to sketch with their bold pied head markings and rich buff chests but it will be interesting to see how many sunflowers appear in our borders next summer. A Wren was exploring the bottom of the hornbeam hedge this morning.

Coal Tit- pencil sketch in sketchbook
Wren- pencil sketch in sketchbook

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