My New Neighbours

It’s been a busy weekend – so here is another post from the archives!

There is a nest within the camellia bush that is just above my bathroom window. I have been hearing tiny little cheep cheeps, tweet tweets from it. I don’t want to disturb the nest in any way, but I would love to know what kind of little bird has moved into the camellia.


Last night when I came home after midnight, I realized there was no tweeting. I guesses it was because the little chicks were fast asleep. I would like to imagine their parents have them kept warm under their wings. It made me start wondering if little birds need the same kind of sleep that we do? I slept like a little baby last night. The night before I had the strangest dream about Goldfinch (save that for another post) and the night before that I was awake worrying about my family member with cancer.

Anyway…I am very pleased to have some new birdie neighbours I have to admit ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t talk about cheep cheeps and tweet tweets without thinking of this:

11 thoughts on “My New Neighbours”

  1. They’re most probably tits because they’re early breeders and can breed pretty much anywhere. There was a news story a while ago about tits breeding in a post box. If you want to see them, just be patient and watch from a respectful distance, they’ll flit in and out many times during daylight hours with one bird watching the nest while the other goes foraging – then when the forager comes back the other one will go out to forage.

    Thought you might like this – we have goldfinches nesting in our garden in the “bird bush” (a giant thorny hedge where all the local birds seem to want to nest – it’s like a bird apartment complex) this year. They’re pretty, tiny, slim birds. Very active and also rather fierce for such pretty tiny slim birds.

    Have you put out a bird feeder… they’re great fun to watch and they’re very valued by local birds, especially those in breeding mode. They adore fat balls.

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    1. Thank you so much Ursula!

      We have a feeder which I top up with nuts – we see a lot of robins, blue-tits and other birds in the garden, oh and there are always blackbirds too.

      The nest in the camellia bush is right next to one of the gates I have to pass through every time I come in and out. I have been trying to make sure I am quiet as I don’t want to disturb them.

      I have a special partiality to Goldfinches – especially the 6 foot 1 variety bred in Australia.

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