Sunday, 30 May 2010

Broods

To ease everyone into Sunday I thought I'd share this pic I saw in yesterday's Guardian newspaper:


It's a parent longtailed tit with ELEVEN of her brood to feed! Now isn't that just lovely for a Sunday? The full story is here.

Charlie says: I like the pic but for reasons best kept to myself!


Now who watched the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest last night?!?!

And if really interested, Germany won (with a very catchy ditty - if you follow the link above you can see the video of said ditty!). UK came last with a godawful song, sang awfully! Oh how I laughed.

Have a sing-a-long Sunday everyone!

24 comments:

Ann Best said...

Longtailed tits. I followed your link and learned something interesting.

Makes me think of that wonderful song in the movie Mary Poppins. Feed the Birds. (not feed Charlie, sorry)

Katnip Lounge said...

Charlie, we echo your sentiments, completely. Whatever they might be.

The Creek Cats said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating Saylor's birthday! We've entered you in our giveaway!

Jacqueline said...

Does Charlie have room for us?!!...Happy Sunday friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

notesfromnadir said...

O.K.,
Thanks for sharing that beautiful story of the mother bird w/ 11 little ones! Love that picture of 1 real hungry 1 & the rest patiently waiting for their turn! Poor Mum Bird looks a bit frazzled!

People, do what the article says & leave seeds & nuts out for these winged friends of ours! :)

Yes, I love birds as I much as I love cats & I'm sure Charlie love the birds too! :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Charlie was counting off: breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast...

Kea said...

I followed the link to the long-tailed tit story too. What a terrific photo!

We can guess Charlie's reasons for liking the picture. LOL!

Have a wonderful Sunday, both of you!

Patchwork Bird said...

11 mouths to feed - Bet you the baby weight just fell off her! I'm loving Charlie's more devious side... :)

Marg said...

Oh my that is the best picture. What a huge brood to have to feed. Must take her all day for them to get something to eat. Wonder how she keeps them all lined up so nicely. Thanks for the nice smile this morning.
Charlie, you cannot have those birds. They are too cute.
Have a great Sunday

Talli Roland said...

Oh how cute! Tits and phallic symbols, we're on fire on our blog today, Old Kitty!

I refused to watch the Eurovision. No! I shall never succumb!

Jayne said...

Thanks for sharing that pic - they are so patient lined up on their twig. Charlie's interest would be the same as the Ginger Whinger and the Naughty Tortie, I feel. :)

And yes, I did watch Eurovision - I thought Germany would win, good song! The UK entry was awful I agree - I think if you are going to do Eurovision, then you must put on a show - that way it doesn't matter if you have an awful song! Pyrotechnics, lyrca, leather, dancers, snake-charmer (Why not?!) - these are the ways to woo the voters!

Hannah and Lucy said...

The story of the Longtailed Tits was in the Telegraph as well yesterday. Mama bird certainly had her work cut out. I am ashamed (not) to say I didn't watch the Eurovision song contest -
saw on the news this morning that we were last again - why do we bother???

Guinevere said...

I've never heard of birds having such big families before - I found that article really interesting. And the pic is so cute (actually, both pics, birds and Charlie!)

Guinevere said...

Oh, and I almost forgot - I finished Pratchett's Nation last night and I loved it! :) Thanks for the book rec.

Brian said...

That a bunch of cute little ones fur sure. You and Charlie enjoy the rest of the weekend!

rachelsstudio.com said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely picture. Your cat is gorgeous!

hampshireflyer said...

One of the little baby birds bears an intriguing resemblance to Simon's Cat! But that's probably not what Charlie meant... :)

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh I love that birdie picture. What a busy mum with all those mouths to feed.LOve the picture of you though, all snuggly and warm.. Hugs GJ xx

Felted House said...

What a lovely photo of the birds. Archie bought me a lovely second-hand headless bird earlier in the week which I promptly confiscated, but he does love his feathers!
Son no. 2 watched some of Eurovision for the first time with me last night, he seemed quite baffled by the whole experience! xx

ABBY said...

*oh my*
Now that is a family!
Lots of mouths to feed!

Hello Charlie!
Happy Sunday to you.

purrs
Abby

Joanne Fox said...

I never watch Eurovision any more as I know we are fated to come down the bottom of the list!

Words A Day said...

Easy to spot mammy bird, the frazzled wrecked one! Oh poor thing, eleven mouths to feed! Wonder was he worth it?!!

BigFatLion said...

Hah! I see the cow kitty wants to get together with the cow birdies.

Hello Charlie, you look fab as always, but lay off the birdies they'll give you gas!

Beth said...

Very sweet birdie picture. Good thing Charlie is a nice kitty!