Monday, 24 January 2011

Britains smallest bird and a big Arts & Crafts bench.

Another week begins, this time with a dozen cane panels to replace by Friday and the re-caning of this pretty, quite rare two seater Arts & Crafts bench.

I think it'll use a lot of cane, the seat is four feet wide and there are two cane panels in the back. Weaving that lot will keep me out of trouble for a while!

But the best treat of all first thing this morning was this.....

Britains smallest bird, a Goldcrest. We've been watching him and his partner off and on in the garden for the last year or so, but never had the camera to hand...until today. They move so quickly, almost like humming birds they flit from branch to branch in the yew hedge presumably looking for insects.

I still can't quite believe that finally I've managed to take a photo.


Sleepwalker said...

I handled one of these in Orkney after a cat caught it. They are just tiny. The RSPB man didn't believe it was really what I said so he didn't come to see it. It came at and we released it in St Margaret's Hope near the pier. Beautiful little bird, especially the crest.

The Seat Bottomer said...

How lucky that you were able to save it! Such a tiny bird as you say, it's amazing that it survived the ordeal.