don't forget to feed the birds

I take great joy at watching the birds from my  living-room bay window. Something I couldn't do when we lived in an apartment. I could see birds from a distance, but not offer them food myself, and observe them closer. Living in a house with a garden made that possible.

Last year I installed a bird feeder, and it took me some time to find the right spot, the one where they can see it, and feel safe enough for venturing on the feeder. Our cat Pitou likes to watch them but he never ran after them hoping to catch one, thankfully ! I moved it again this autumn (I had removed it this summer) and found a perfect place, among the flower bed, where the seeds can fall on the ground, where they can hide in the buddleia (butterfly bush), hang themselves to the bamboo stake.

My most greedy visitors are hands down the blue tits ! We've been having so many of them ! But what messy eaters they are ! Thankfully the sparrows are here to help cleaning the grass from the fallen seeds, ah !

We're supposed to get a cold spell this coming week, so I'll check the feeder everyday. You wouldn't believe that I need to fill it up every other day !

I browsed Etsy for selecting items that I loved. Here are four blue tit related handmade creations.

Clockwise from top left : Earth Balance / Made by Aimee / Verbrugge Watercolor / The Magpie Nest. Each photo is linked to the listing.

If you are a bird lover, these artists also have creations on other birds like robins, chaffinches, kingfishers etc. So have a look at them, and please ... don't forget to feed the birds !

with love,