A Sparrow and a Blue Tit by tiredpanda

A Sparrow and a Blue Tit

Day 151 - 30/06/20

Today I saw these two lovely birds eating the suet balls I put out for them! They seem to really enjoy them! The usual starlings were put off by the rain which allowed some smaller birds to enjoy the food!
Great shot. The birds in my garden enjoy the suet balls. I followed your example and have used the sports mode for bird shots And flying insects with some good results. Thank you.
June 30th, 2020  
@wakelys in glad I could be of help! I can't wait to see your bird photos too!
June 30th, 2020  
Lovely to capture 2 species on one feeder at the same time
June 30th, 2020  
@shepherdmanswife yes! Usually I only get starlings, but because of the rain I had some different visitors! I've just purchased a small bird feeder so hopefully they'll enjoy that whilst the starlings enjoy the fat balls.
June 30th, 2020  
@tiredpanda I have several feeders around the garden. I use sunflower hearts, niger seed for the finches, suet blocks for the Tits, peanuts for the woodpecker. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing starlings in my garden for several years. I don't know where they've gone.
June 30th, 2020  
@shepherdmanswife so far everything enjoys the suet balls the most and the mealworms I put out. I also have a feeder with bird seed mix (sunflower hearts, Niger seeds and a few other bits and bobs). I've had sparrows, tits, Robins, partridges, a woodpecker, collared doves and I have a whole family (about 10) starlings. When I was trying to identify them using the RSPB notes identifier, it said that starlings are red (which is the worst they can be) on the endangered bird list. I'm just very lucky I think. I sometimes get peacocks on my garden too as they belong to a house nearby. It's great seeing them, but they can be very difficult to get a photo of!
June 30th, 2020  
@shepherdmanswife do you put peanuts out in the summer? I'm going to put them out in the winter. I read that of you have a feeder with holes too big then babies can choke on the bits the adults regurgitate. I'm too scared of getting the wrong size, especially as I'd be ordering online.
June 30th, 2020  
I bet you get a lot of birds feasting on that suet! Pretty birds.
June 30th, 2020  
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