A bit of Titevasion

I picked my spot carefully, then armed with pad and pencil, made a note of the time and settled down to wait.
Nothing for five minutes.
Then a gang of common gulls dive bombed the marina and I was ‘off’.
After a further ten minutes, I was getting cold due to the dampness of the seat seeping through my joggers and had seen nothing else, so decided that maybe the bench in the middle of the grassed area in the car park was not such a good vantage point after all.
I reverted to my original plan and sat in the car, the dog in the back seat.
And waited.

The view through the windscreen wasn’t exactly a garden, but a mass of brambles, tall grass reeds and trees were all directly in my line of vision, and although I could hear my quarry, it was a while before I saw movement.
Such a flurry of activity and colour, they came and swooped and dived, blurring my vision sometimes with their speed and Houdini disappearing acts.

I was surprised at the variety I recorded in my hour.
These were my submissions:

blackbirds
Blackbird 2,

Wood pigeon 5,
Common Gull 8,
Magpie 2,

blue tit long tailed titgreat tit
Blue Tit 2,
Long Tailed Tit 1,
Great Tit 1,

Wren 1,
Carrion crow 1,
Mallard 2,

bullfinch 1   greenfinch

goldfinch chaffinch
Bullfinch 3,
Greenfinch 1,
Goldfinch 1,
Chaffinch 2,

Collared Dove 3,
Sparrow 2,

song thrush
Song Thrush 1,
Robin 1.

The robin was a cheeky chappie, popping up on different branches, striking left and right poses as if to say ‘ Don’t forget me, don’t forget me!’ so here he is, centre stage.

robinNot many tits this year, but then I am in a different area.

All images from Google.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to A bit of Titevasion

  1. tildy1 says:

    You saw so many! Cool!

    • I was really surprised as I wasn’t actually in a garden, and although I didn’t see large numbers of anything, it was the variety. The marina is full of surprises, and we are waiting for the bluetits to fledge out of the ashtray on the outside wall. There’s been a sign on it not to be used because of nesting birds, and yesterday I saw a tiny head pop up, so it won’t be long now.

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