28 November 2010

Long-tailed Tits


A selection of my bird prints are now available to buy at the Craft and Design Centre at Leeds Art Gallery, including this latest one featuring 3 long-tailed tits feeding on Hawthorn berries.

The low temperatures and snowy conditions have forced the birds to be more daring about getting food and my tiny back garden has seen a much wider range than usual coming in a flurry of urgent wings. This weekend we've seen wrens bullfinches, thrushes, blackbirds, a sparrow, blue tits and coal tits.

The blackbirds have developed a way of launching themselves off a hanging basket towards the frozen remains of the black grapes left on our wall-trained vine.  We felt sorry for them and have put all the grapes on the ground for them now.