The Long-tailed Tit is one of the most endearing of British birds. Out of the breeding season they flit about in flocks of up to 20 or more. These flocks are usually made up of extended family members. To survive during cold snaps Long-tailed Tits will huddle together in a roost where they form a single feathered clump with numerous protruding tails. During the breeding season 'aunts' and 'uncles' will very often help with the rearing of young. They are probably my favourite out of the Tit family partly because of their looks, but also for their confiding nature when you come across a party of them when on a walk.This one has a slightly cross-eyed look I think! (-:Of course the Blue Tit is also a pretty cute bird too and has a beautiful clean and sweet song.This male Chaffinch was taking advantage of the snowy perch of one of Mum's planters as it feasted on the seed I'd put out. Again, as with the Robin yesterday, the snow underneath highlighted his colours nicely.I was really annoyed with myself with this photo. This is a cropped photo of a quite distant Fieldfare which had orginially been sitting on my Mum's patio. Unfortunately, I scared it off walking into the living room before I knew it was there so I didn't manage to get a nice close shot of this very smart looking winter visitor to our shores! One day........I'll be going up to visit my Mum again later this week, maybe I'll get to snap some more birds on her patio.