I get a lot of pleasure feeding the birds in my garden and have many favourites... a few actually live here.
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).
If I had to choose one bird over all the rest it would have to be these little fellas.
A favourite bird since childhood they even appeared on a stamp for Nature Week during 1963.
I was seven years old... and was then and still am a collector of little pieces of paper.
They usually arrive in numbers when they descend on my garden.
A little ball of feathers with a tiny little beak...