Long-tailed tits (Aegithalidae)

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The long-tailed tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail that is bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy residents, long-tailed tits are most usually noticed in small, excitable flocks of about 20 birds. Like most tits, they rove the woods and hedgerows, but are also seen on heaths and commons with suitable bushes. From the RSPB

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Comments (16)

Nadia Kushnir on March 3, 2013

Very good photos. Nick!!!!

Nick Weall on March 3, 2013

nadiakushnir ~ you are very kind dear Nadia ~ enjoy your new week ~ nick

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on March 4, 2013

Beautiful shot!

Sweet face!:)))

Very good portrait!:))

I like it.

Nick Weall on March 4, 2013

✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 3 ~ Yes I know exactly what you mean and thanks for your compliments too ~ Best wishes to you Gy ~ nick

Sixten Imgs on March 4, 2013

Very nice capture indeed. They are not very common here in the north, and our birds (caudatus) do not have that stripe on their head at all. Did they talk to you? I just read it can be very unforgettable experience to hear it.

Nick Weall on March 4, 2013

sixten_imgs ~ I am pretty deaf ~ so do not often get to enjoy the songs of the birds ~ just now and then I can ~ In Spring they usually make the most noise and in the very early morning it can be lovely, but no I do not know the song of the long tailed tit :~( Maybe this Spring I will hear them as in all three separate places that I feed the birds there are some to be seen ~ Best wishes ~ nick

ka9894 on March 9, 2013

Cute birds, nice capture, dear Nick !


Best wishes, :)


Nick Weall on March 9, 2013

ka9894, ~ Hiya dear Kat :~) Many thanks for your kind comments and like ~ Enjoy your Sunday ~ nick

Erik van den Ham on March 10, 2013

These are so cute Nick love them and there funny and happy sounds they make.

Cheers, Erik

Nick Weall on March 10, 2013

Erik van den Ham ~ I think that they appear a little scruffy compared to Blue Tits, but I too love the way they dash about together in little groups ~ The sounds mostly elude me I'm afraid ~ All the best ~ nick

lurdesa_ on March 16, 2013

**Brilliant exposed ,great image and very well color.


Nick Weall on March 16, 2013

lurdesa, ~ Thank you so much for such kind words dear _Lurdesa ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Janina_Bieleńko on March 17, 2013

Very nice scene.. silent moments ;)

Nick Weall on March 17, 2013

JaninaBielenko ~ Hello again _Janina and many more thanks ~ All the best ~ nick

brian gillman on August 5, 2013

Beautifully balanced! Y*.

Best wishes, Brian.

Nick Weall on August 5, 2013

brian01 ~ Thanks again Brian for your lovely look browse this morning and your Y* and compliments ~ All the very best to you ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 2, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/03/02 16:00:42
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash