There were two nominees up for the Santa hat and song at shirls gardenwatch this morning. The now regular female Great Spotted Woodpecker came runner-up due to the fact that a hat would fall off her head as it’s always tilted when she feeds at the fat cake and peanut feeder.
The Coal tit on the other hand, although fast and fun darting through feeders and branches can stop from time to time –for just a moment I grant you. However, just long enough to hold on a hat and mime a Christmas jingle ;-)
Oh… and the Coal tit also had some lines to remember too… “on behalf of the birds and wildlife at shirls gardenwatch our thanks go to everyone for following and commenting on our life here in our small Scottish Garden during 2012. We have fun here. We are also very lucky that our garden has trees decorated with a variety of feeders and foods. However we’ve heard…
… some miles away across in a garden in central Indiana, USA, Chickadee’s (who look very like us by the way) have a Christmas tree especially decorated and filled with tasty treats for them! Well, not just for them but for all the birds that visit blogger Robin’s garden. Perhaps our blogger shirl should take a closer read at Robin’s Nesting Place.
So many bloggers share tips and ideas for all that grows and visits our gardens (thanks Robin for allowing us to share your photo). On behalf of all the birds in shirl’s garden we’d like to say a huge thank you to you all for giving shirl ideas that we benefit from… please keep on blogging them and leaving comments here ;-)
Merry Christmas to everyone out in the garden with us and everyone cosy indoors. We wish you special times with your families... oh yes and if you've any leftovers like nuts, fruit and Christmas cake... please do send them our way ;-)”
From the Coal tit’s x
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in November 2012.