Saturday, 18 July 2015

Mr Scruff

Excuse the world's worst pics but this feeder spins plus it's thru a window. Anyhow, this ragged, ruffled-looking blue tit has been around since Spring. It was one of a pair that nested in the garden, the other bird doing all the nest-building. Then all went quiet. We thought we'd lost him/her. Recently there has been a great gathering of young blue tits on the feeder, and he has been about, looking worse than ever. He is very wary of being out in the open. Feather mites, disease, anyone have any ideas? I'll see if a better pic can be had.