It was of a proud bluetit
teaching her babies to fly.
Joseph Randall, from LIchfield, meets a two-week-old Suffolk White lamb on a crisp sunny day at Ash End House Farm, Middleton, near Tamworth Picture, RICHARD EATON; A bluetit
among the spring blossom JP040308Sun-08; Sheep and new-born lambs in the field at Ash End House Farm JP040308Sun-06; Catkins dangle in the breeze JP040308Sun-10; Bark begins to flake as trees shed their winter coat JP040308Sun-03; A chaffinch takes a rest from his search for food JP040308Sun-09; Crocus flowers bask in the watery sunlight JP040308Sun-04; Snowdrops in the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Burford, Shropshire JP040308Sun-04
So in best Valerie Singleton tradition, I took a Stanley knife, a large plastic milk carton, a few screws, and came up with an instant extension to chez bluetit
. It worked to the extent that all the chicks fledged safely -- and I haven't heard a thing from the county planning office.
THE Catford stewards are to hold an inquiry into the improved performance of Elbony Bluetit
winner of the fourth race at the track on Thursday night.
Last month the Telegraph reported how Ellie, the mother bluetit
, had opened her own "maternity wing" at the Elephant and Castle pub in Alderman's Green.
From the bay window of this magnificent old house, I can see rabbits on the lawn, ducks on a tiny jetty and a bluetit
wrestling with a hanging bag of nuts.
Other favourites of mine were Northern Demon, who ran in the 700-yard races, Bearla and Exvale Bluetit
FEEDING TIME A greenfinch, bluetit
and robin enjoy a variety of winter foods, which encourage wildlife to gardens.
I have a little rhododendron called 'Bluetit
' that had been planted badly and in the wrong place.
Starling 5.58; House Sparrow 4.71; Blackbird 2.62; BlueTit
2.48; Collared Dove 1.61; Magpie 1.31; Woodpigeon 1.17; Feral pigeon 0.92; Dunnock 0.86; Great Tit 0.85.
Members had the joy of watching as, one by one, bluetit
chicks left the nest for the first time.
1 House sparrow 2 Bluetit
3 Chaffinch 4 Starling 5 Blackbird 6 Great 7 Greenfinch 8 Robin 9 Collared dove 10 Coal tit UK results for the top 10 birds in the 2002 Big Garden Birdwatch survey: