9 August 2019

A pair of coal tits have made a welcome return to our bird table. My favourite members of the tit family. Shy grab-raiders. They wait till the bird table is unoccupied, fly in, grab a single sunflower seed heart, and are gone in an instant. I’d recognise their jizz from 50 paces.

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