Sunday, 10 May 2015

Coal Tits




A pair of Coal Tits were busy carrying food to their nestlings this morning on the outskirts of  Wadebridge.

They were nesting in a hole in an old stone wall and were bringing an assortment of prey to their chicks consisting of flies, ants, bees, green caterpillars and aphids.

Fortunately for me they were using a nearby hazel tree to perch in whilst en-route to the nest so I was able to take some photos without causing any disturbance.

My thanks to Ed Treverton for the "heads up" on this one!

Any gardener would be pleased to have these super little birds around as there'd be no need for any pesticides or insect repellant!







3 comments:

JR said...

A beautiful set of photos of the Coal Tit.
Regards,
JR

Roos said...

Wonderful to see this bird so active collecting food for the chicks. Great captures.

anthony miners said...

Lovely images Adrian I have had some in my garden for years but have never got any images as clean and sharp as these.