I was continuing my painting inside the conservatory this morning when I heard the unmistakable high pitched sounds of a family of Long-tailed Tits arrive in the garden.
These tiny birds are one of my favourites. They often go about as a family party, constantly on the move and are lovely balls of pink, black and white fluff with a long tail stuck on the end! From the following photos, you will see that the young have a brownish tinge to them.
I also found that we had another Southern Hawker emerge from the pond. This one was in a much more obliging place to take photos. I don't know whether any of them have survived through this horrible weather, but all three of them had gone when I went to check up on them this evening.