This is one of the Great Tit fledglings that Nell found yesterday evening down the side of our conservatory.
It was quite safe with Nell as she is afraid of her own shadow and was dancing around it barking. It kept tweeting for its mum and we could hear her answering.
We grabbed Nell and came in. Later on, DH saw it up in a hawthorn tree that borders our garden. This morning there is another one on the veg patch and one of the parent's with it, while the other parent is still feeding one inside the nesting box. One was lost to a horrible magpie thursday afternoon, I know is nature but so cruel! I just saw it too late land on the top of the nesting box and with a flurry of wings it had the little one in its beak and was off.
Just look at this perfectly formed little bird, his little feet with his long claws and cute little beak, don't you just love it?
We have spend hours sitting in our conservatory watching these being fed over the past two weeks, the parents have been so busy, I was worn out watching them! Its lovely to see the little ones starting to fly, what a wonderful world we live in