Rainbows and tit swarms

In the last few days the ever changing giant cinerama screen which is our Northerly prospect has revealed a new ingredient, rainbows:

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Because the vista is so wide and deep they can pop up in various places at different times,

The bird feeders have been attracting large groups of Blue tits, Great tits, Chaffinches, Goldfinches and Siskins.  At one point there were more than ten chaffinches on the ground pecking at the feeder droppings.  A regular swarm of  more than thirty Blue tits zoom in and out, happy to come and feed even if one stands close by.  Here they play the Blue tit equivalent of how many people can we get into a phone box:

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