Long Tailed Tit ~ 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.

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Nick Weall on March 13, 2013

Steve Drury ~ My objective is to try to get close enough with the 70-200mm zoom to capture decent sized shots ~ I'll ty to get closer still tomorrow ~ The fence is pretty ugly really but it is handy to hang the coconut feeders from, whilst the spiral anti climb stuff that runs along the top of the fence is handy here and there to hang seed feeders. A small tree supports the nut feeder and provides some cover for the birds to make them feel a little more secure ~ Thanks for the YSL and your great comments ~ Night night ~ nick

✿ܓ Gyöngyi ✿ܓ on March 14, 2013

Great photo.

LIKE

Regards Gyöngyi

Lady Harley on March 14, 2013

What a cute little guy! Nice shot * Nick * !! * Like 3 *

Cheers ~ Judy

Nick Weall on March 14, 2013

✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 0 ~ Thanks again Gy you are too kind ~ All the best ~ nick

Lady Harley ~ The long tailed tits are lovely and fluffy at the moment and great fun to watch as the buzz around the place ~ thanks for another like ~ All the very best ~ nick

Sixten Imgs on March 15, 2013

Nick, your shot proves scientifically that the name of this bird is very well deserved. Superb shadow too. Well done.

Nick Weall on March 15, 2013

sixten_imgs I'll take your word for it :~) Thanks for your compliments :~) Best wishes ~ nick

janamare26 on March 16, 2013

Beautiful shot.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

Nick Weall on March 16, 2013

janamare26, ~ Thank you very much Mirjana for your kind comments and like ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Janina_Bieleńko on March 17, 2013

Great symbolic scene. Greetings, Janina

Nick Weall on March 17, 2013

JaninaBielenko ~ Hi again _Janina ~ Thank you ~~ ~ All the best ~ nick

Pat BARREAUX on March 25, 2013

like 7 J'adore ces mésanges à longues queue. Chez moi, elles ne sont que de passage au mangeoire. Elles sont toujours en petit groupe.

Depuis le début de l'hiver, je termine le quatrième sac de 10 kilogrammes de graines de tournesols pour les mésanges Je leur présente aussi des noix, elles adorent ça. Bien amicalement. Patrick

Nick Weall on March 25, 2013

Pat BARREAUX, ~ Hello Patrick I'm glad to read that you have been feeding the birds such treats and agree with you that the Long Tailed tits are great fun to watch. I have recently started offering black sunflower seeds and Nyjer for the Finches too. For ordinary bird seed I'm on my fourth 12.75kg bag, my second 12.75kg of peanuts and goodness knows how many fat balls. This has been such a hard winter for the birds ~ so I'm pleased to do a little to help them survive. Best wishes ~ nick

Pat BARREAUX on March 25, 2013

C'est vrai que cela coûte cher de nourrir les oiseaux. Mais quelle satisfaction de les voir aller venir comme bon leur semble. Je ne comprends pas comment certaines personnes peuvent les garder en cage. Bien à toi patrick

Nick Weall on March 25, 2013

Pat BARREAUX ~ I hate to see any living thing in a cage ~ but yes it seems especially cruel for birds ~ and yes I am very pleased to spend some money to help our feathered friends through the winter ~ they pay us back in so many beautiful ways ~ Best wishes to you Patrick ~ nick

Jean THIERS on March 26, 2013

LIKE.Je la connais bien cette mésange, nous en avons ici aussi, mais je n'ai pas encore réussi a en prendre une correctement!

Bonjour d'Albi. Jean.

Nick Weall on March 26, 2013

Jean THIERS Well I'm sure that soon you will have an opportunity Jean they are such fun to watch as little groups of them fly around together ~ All the very best to you in Albi ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:01:15
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/4000)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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