Robins everywhere, and our blue tits

At the allotment last week there was a robin hanging about as I weeded the beds.  After a while I realised it was several robins.  Two smart ones and a tatty one, but all intent on getting onto recently turned earth to find small worms and grubs.  It got so busy I had to start weeding two beds alternately to give them more space away from me to hunt on.

Just four feet from the window a robin waits to see if we've seen it before darting up to the window to carry off more food.

Just four feet from the window a robin waits to see if we’ve seen it before darting up to the window to carry off more food.

Came home and sat in Number One Shed ( a hand-crafted dining annex) only to see another robin perching near the windows in order to fly up to the cobwebs in their corners and carry off either spiders or food stored in the web by said spiders.  Its a busy time for birds – lots of young to feed.  The blue tits in the box high on the front of the house are back and forward all hours of the day.  In previous years we could expect to see the fledglings leaving the box any day now, but the colder start makes me think they’ll be late this year.

Pausing to catch its breath, the blue tit reflects on the importance of family.

Pausing to catch its breath, the blue tit reflects on the importance of family.

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