Into the third lockdown, the back garden has been buzzing with birds, keeping my spirits up whilst working from home. Some unusual visitors yesterday; firstly the female Blackcap made an appearance again and at one point had what can only have been a rather chilly bath, in the pond. Also, a Goldcrest was hovering about the Scot's Pine, picking off unseen tiny prey, whilst the highlight was a trio of delightful Long-tailed Tits, that spent about twenty minutes in the garden. They used to be fairly regular, passing through on their daily circuit, but this is the first time I have seen them here all year.
Britain's smallest bird, the Goldcrest