24 July 2018

Tit

Earlier this month, when we were at The Mull of Galloway, we went into the RSPB centre (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). There I bought some tombola tickets and won the bird glider shown above. It's a great tit! Okay it wasn't like winning The National Lottery jackpot but I was still happy.

Yesterday, I put the glider together. It took two minutes. Here it is. Looks just like a great tit don't you think? I bet that Red Deer City's leading birder Mr Red at Hiawatha House will be impressed:-
Next it was time to try out the glider in our garden. I found it difficult to control but sometimes it did glide successfully like a bird on the wing. However, it kept landing in awkward places

Here the great tit has landed on our blue hydrangea bush:-
Oh dear! Now the great tit has landed close to The Lord Buddha and one of our hosta plants:-
Now the great tit is trying to mix with living birds by landing on one of our bird tables:-
And now the great tit has landed on Peep the Lamb's head! Peep was confused and said, "maaay! maaay!"
An hour of glider flying was enough for me. After all, it's possible to have too much of a good time. You have to draw the line somewhere.

25 comments:

  1. You're a wild man, Mr. Pudding!

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  2. Well that's a new toy for me. I always made my gliders from paper! But I'm okay with anything about birds.

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed your great tit.

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    1. Playing with that lovely tit was a real pleasure.

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  4. It always makes me happy to see tits on my window sill where I keep fresh water all the time (and sometimes food; regularly in winter). Blue tits are rare in my neighbourhood, but we do get quite a few black ones. In German they are called Kohlmeisen, Kohl not as in Kraut but as in Kohle, i.e. coal. The blue ones are of course Blaumeisen. Being blue in German means being drunk, by the way.

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    1. Being "blau" means being drunk? That's weird! Here, feeling "blau" would be the next morning when one might be suffering from a hangover!

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    2. A hangover in German is a Kater, a male cat!

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    3. What a crazy language!

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  5. It might not fly well but it does have lovely colours and it looks very pretty in your beautiful hydrangea!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. P.s. your blue hydrangea is very beautiful. It is not easy to maintain that colour here; they turn pink, something to do with the pH level of the soil.
      x

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    2. Thanks for commenting on our hydrangea Maria. It gives us lovely blue blooms and we have some inside the house right now. A beautiful flower.

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  7. I'm just not sure about this tit. It seems to crash it's way around, annoying the sheep and the birds.....

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    1. It's not the tit, it's the pilot who is to blame!

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  8. I hope the neighbors were not watching your behavior, Mr. Pudding. They might think you have gone bonkers!

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  9. I LOVE that beautiful blue hydrangea! What a happy color.

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    1. It has been drooping recently but a good watering soon perks up its leaves.

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    2. My grandma (the one who passed away last month) used to grow hydrangeas, and one Christmas she dried the blooms and then adorned her staircase and mantle with them at Christmas. It sounds funny, but it looked great...like something out of "Better Homes and Gardens".

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    3. Thanks for that idea Jennifer.

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  10. How pretty it is! I love the photo of the hydrangea. It is very vibrant.

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  11. If you hadn't told me that glider was a great tit, I'd never have known. I am not a tit expert.

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