It would be nice if Long-tailed Tits nested in the garden, but they probably won’t. But it would be really nice if they did. I’m trying not to get my hopes up.
There has been a pair feeding on fat balls in the garden for quite a while now – always a pair, so I’m guessing that they are good friends and will be thinking about nesting somewhere together.
At the moment, they seem to appear every hour, almost like clockwork. Today, it has been 10 minutes past the hour – every hour. Now there may well be some confirmation bias going on here, and I may be looking out for them a little harder between 5-past and quarter past each hour, but these tiny birds do seem to have a schedule of wandering around this neighbourhood at the moment – and I’m glad we have a 10-minute slot every hour in their schedule.
I don’t expect they will choose to nest here. I’m not getting my hopes up. Don’t know why I mentioned it really.