Long tailed tits and cowslips

I was intrigued this morning when I investigated what two long tailed tits were doing hovering under the hanging tiles of our house.  It is quite usual to observe groups of these beautiful, small birds, twittering in the trees, but near the house??  To my surprise they were gathering tiny cobwebs which presumably they were going to use to make a nest.  I wish I knew where.

Another interesting site was observed today. For several years running we have had cowslips appear in April.  Unlike the primroses they have not  been very prolific, but lovely to see, none the less.  Today we saw what looks to be cowslips, in the same area as they have flowered before, same leaves, – but with only one flower per stem. Cowslips normally have several flowers on each stem. Research was not conclusive, but they may have cross pollinated with the primroses.

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Posted on March 11, 2012, in flowers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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