Friday, 14 March 2014

Bird restaurant

We have a very busy restaurant outside our house. It has a self-service buffet and about a dozen trees for outdoor seating. The majority of the visitors behave well, they get their food at the buffet and find a seat in the trees where they can eat it. However, some of the guests prefer to dine at the buffet itself, and sometimes even fall asleep here. This occasionally causes problems for other visitors, because they are blocking the access to the food. 

The great tits are the most common visitors, there are about a dozen of them. They are well-behaved, select their preferred seed and fly to a tree to eat it. 

The willow and blue tits are also regular visitors, but they are in the minority: there is only one willow tit and 2 blue tits. They are also very shy and don't like getting their picture taken. 

Sparrows are some of the less behaved visitors. They are not as agile as the tits and prefer therefore to sit at the buffet and stay there. In the middle of the polar night, the sparrows often sit here for hours during the night. The green finch is a more recent visitor. 

And last but not least, the magpies, of course. They come to clean the floor. 

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