This is a piece of Leylandii deadwood I have left standing in the garden for the Honeysuckle to clamber over. It used to have a bird table on top of it but Tara cat kept jumping on it and broke it so now I just hang the bird feeders from it. The Blue tits love the suet treat I put in the green holder, but they have finished it up and I haven't got another one yet, so they were actually eating the Nijer seed , which no-one seems to want, yesterday.
They have peeled the bark off to get to the bugs underneath, revealing a myriad of holes and tunnel ways.
The bugs themselves are about the size of a fruit fly and are mite-like in appearance. There are clusters of eggs revealed as well.
I spent ages this afternoon sawing a coconut in half for the Blue tits, only to discover it was old and mouldy inside, so I scraped it out, cleaned it up and filled it with suety treats. Here are the two halves hanging up.