I’m moving houses, and I spent a couple of hours at the new place the other day, shifting some stuff, viewing the garden, and meeting the avian neighbours… The first to greet me was, to my delight, a new acquaintance.
A coal tit – one of many around, apparently – chatty, unafraid, and very, very cute.
There was also a flock of bullfinches who dropped by to say hello. Did I mention I love bullfinches?
We have them here, too. We hear them all the time, but we rarely see them, and certainly not up close. But I suspect that since my new place has been empty for a while, they’re not so withdrawn around there. So far…