Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

A Little Company


Finding a shady bench in the garden at Overbeck’s ( A bench with a view, I have to say.)

Overbeck's 1-2

I was joined by a little bird, please someone, tell me what species it is.

little bird 1-2

I’m assuming it is a fledgling. It came down in search of bread crumbs that had been left on the bench,

A beak full-2

I say crumbs, but they were of a size for a little beak.

A beak full, going down-2

It was a bit of a wrestle to get them down.

A beak full, going down,gulp-2

I thought it might have bitten off more than it could chew. But its got to be easier than swallowing  live worms.

after lunch-2


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

10 thoughts on “A Little Company

  1. That’s wonderful! Looking at the one I saw this time last year,
    and seeing how friendly it is, I would say that it’s a young robin! xx

  2. Thank you for the little bird–the sequence is a lovely way to begin the day. The second-to-last image is particularly engaging. It’s a good vacation when a person can relax on a bench with a view.

  3. What a friendly, lovely companion ! Cute little fellow, not a bit shy. Thanks for those nice images.

  4. I second that Flighty, it looks the triplet of the two fledgings in my back garden.

    Lovely Photos.

  5. I third that, a young Robin. Lovely to see.

  6. Came on to say it was a baby robin but I see NiC got there first. They’re often incredibly bold, it’s amazing any survive to adulthood

  7. Oh, what a charming little bird, – very sweet photos.

  8. Yes, the pictures are very good. You have caught the little birdy well.

    It is at moments such as you have captured here that we remember (in case we have forgotten) how beautiful and how wonderful living creatures are. The delicacy of the legs and feet defies words.

  9. Nice pictures and story about that bird you got on the bench 🙂

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