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Taken in the garden today.

Long-Tailed Tit . ( Aegithalos caudatus ) Length 14 cm.

The tiny rounded body and slender tail of the Long tailed Tit gives it a ball and stick shape, that is quite unique among European birds.

In summer family parties move noisily through bushes and undergrowth, but in the winter they often travel through woodland in much larger groups, crossing gaps between trees .

Feeding flocks often resemble animated feather dusters.

The plumage can look black and white but at close range has a pinkish wash to the underpatrs and pinkish buff look on their back.

It has a tiny stubby bill.

Voice: High, thin, colourless seee seee seee short abrupt low trrp or zerrp.

Nesting: Rounded nest of Lichen., moss, cobwebs and feathers with a side entrance in

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon 400mm 5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Long Tailed Tit
Username:nglen nglen
Uploaded:2 Jan 2011 - 5:09 PM
Tags:Birds, Dorset., England, Long, Tailed, Tid, Wildlife / nature
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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 5:13 PM

Lovely image Well done
Alvar

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Samuel_Aron
2 Jan 2011 - 5:21 PM

Beautiful capture!
Sam.

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 5:25 PM

Well caught and its lovely to be able to read about the bird we are looking at.
Caroline

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 5:26 PM

Nicely captured.

Glyn

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 6:03 PM

Well captured
Dave

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
2 Jan 2011 - 6:08 PM

Beautiful bird, beautiful capture.

Len

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 6:19 PM

Hi Nick,nice to see an upload mate and a Cracker it is too Smile Love the BG !! A very Happy New Year to you and the family..

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 - 6:29 PM

Excellent Captur well dune

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
2 Jan 2011 - 8:55 PM

Excellent shot Nick. We have a family of about a dozen or so visitng the garden about 3-4 times a day - they are smashing but very fast moving - little birds. Well Done! Louise

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 10:56 PM

Lovely little bird,well done.

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