The first row, as Levin noticed, Tit had mowed specially quickly, probably wishing to put his master to the test, and the row happened to be a long one.
On finishing yet another row he would have gone back to the top of the meadow again to begin the next, but Tit stopped, and going up to the old man said something in a low voice to him.
Levin gave his scythe to Tit, and together with the peasants, who were crossing the long stretch of mown grass, slightly sprinkled with rain, to get their bread from the heap of coats, he went towards his house.
This fine picture of a blue tit
was taken by John Money at Scaling Dam.
Nestboxes contain a chunk of birch for Willow Tits
BIRDS such as blue tits
and chaffinches could be seen in good numbers in gardens this winter following a successful breeding season and "relatively kind" weather in recent months, experts have said.
And of course, the male great tit
is always one to jump on to the bandwagon of opportunity to get into 'breeding season mode' early - if only to put down a marker
The dense scrub is an unloved habitat, as our nationally recognised willow tit
expert Mark Champion says: "No-one hugs a willow.
From frisky bees seeking a mate to ravenous stoats murdering blue tits
, the animal kingdom's circle of life will keep you glued to the screen.
An adult great tit
feeds a juvenile blue tit
in birdwatcher Reg Senior's garden at Honley.
Until I tell you the name of it, which was the Tit
The mild winter also meant that more small birds than normal, such as long-tailed tits
and coal tits
, were around.