They came back ...

... and then they left

Blue tit parent outside the nest with something in its beak for the nestlings

The excitement, last year, of having a pair of blue tits choose to make a home in a sculpture on the terrace was huge. How much more exciting, then, to have them (or others) return this year? It was a much cooler and wetter spring, with fewer opportunities to take pictures, and when I finally sat down to do it I had no idea that the nestlings would fledge within the next couple of days. We briefly saw a couple of babies stumbling around and then everyone was gone. Safely, I hope.

For the record, then, two pictures from 8 May 2021.

Blue tit parent outside the nest with something in its beak for the nestlings

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