Friday, 1 June 2012
We've got Blue Tits nesting in the tractor bucket arm again this year. Last year was the first time any had taken up residence there. You can read about it here if you weren't around then.
Before they arrived, my husband had put the doll's head on the tractor, but that obviously didn't put them off.
You can see one flying in front of the back tractor wheel in this photo, going towards the hole in the arm
Here's Mum and Dad together
They weren't bothered by my presence and I got nearer and nearer to them until Spaghetti (our cat) turned up, then all hell broke loose. They retired to a nearby tree, loudly proclaiming that there was a cat about, joined by a Thrush on the house roof and a couple of Pied Wagtails. Of course the more I tried to get her to go away the more she came round me so I had to give up.
If you want to see a video of something similar, but involving a Robin and hens, check out this post.