An Unexpected Visit

I saw an amazing sight today – something totally unexpected and magical. There is a pair of blue tits nesting in one of the nest boxes in the garden. Over the last week or two I have had great joy in watching the adults dart into the box with caterpillars and bugs in their beaks. A number of times, I carefully sneaked underneath the nest box, and I could hear the heartwarming sound of the baby chicks tweeting, waiting for their dinner to arrive. I stood a few metres away from the nest box, keeping quiet and standing very still, and watched the parents visit up to twice a minute. They really are doing a great job at raising the chicks. Today, whilst sitting in my bedroom I saw something out of the corner of my eye by the window. I turned to take a look – it was a baby blue tit sitting on the window ledge outside staring into my room and tweeting at me! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I could hear it through the window too. Before I had time to get out my camera the baby had flown away. There is no way of knowing if this little blue tit was one from my nest box or from a neighbouring nest, but either way it was a special sight and a story I will be excited to tell for many moons to come.

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