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Long tailed Tit

By skye1
Taken yesterday in my garden on one of my baited branches, only the last two days have these chaps visited the garden, so this is my first photo of one of these, started with two having a snack on suet and fruit mix and by end of day had six there, I have spread the mix onto branches and they were more than happy to stay put to eat, only wish i had not kept the food at top of branch in view Sad but I shall try again today - all bird shots are handheld

Tags: Garden birds Long tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus Wildlife and nature

Voters: DebbieBMP, Charity, Dimitre_P and 39 more

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Comments


DebbieBMP 8 33 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 6:06AM
This is an absolutely beautiful shot of such a gorgeous little bird

You have just answered a question that has been bugging me for days - How do i get them to stay put long enough to get a shot? Baiting the branches is a superb idea I will be trying that one today Smile Debs

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skye1 10 29 4 Wales
8 Dec 2008 6:11AM
I buy suet blocks usually the insect one and the fruit version, and rather than put them into a feeder I spread them about various branches the birds seem happier and more comfortable I find, also the branches are planted into large pots so can be moved about usually I have them in front of green shrubs but they have lost their leaves now so they are against the fence, I have though just planted up 4 large pots containing conifers slow growing types which I am going to position behind the branches to get nice green backgrounds - the amount of birds visiting now since I use branches and log feeders along with the shop bought ones is unbelievable, worth doing - hope that helps and look forward to seeing your results Debbie
Charity 8 5 United States
8 Dec 2008 6:23AM
Excellent detail!
8 Dec 2008 6:38AM
Morning, this is a very very nice photo..well done..
Dimitre
8 Dec 2008 7:01AM
awesome little birds superbly taken shot
Great shot! I have six of these but as soon as I get my camera out they are gone!!
Adrian.
skye1 10 29 4 Wales
8 Dec 2008 7:43AM
Have a go at baiting some branches Adrian its worth a try and good luck hope you get some! I found these tend to like the suet and fruit mix
GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
8 Dec 2008 7:51AM
Great little LTT! You've caught that lovely pink flush of the plumage.
Graham
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
8 Dec 2008 8:14AM
Excellent capture and composition, baiting like that certainly works well.
John
8 Dec 2008 9:12AM
amazing shot, very good detail...
scott
8 Dec 2008 9:30AM
Brilliant shot

Bruce
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 9:36AM
Another nice shot....
Watch out for flare of light and over white areas they can spoil a nice shot...

Have a good X-MASS and even better NEW YEAR to you and your family...

Dave
8 Dec 2008 9:59AM
Great capture,
Alan
Lovely shot
AlanBW 11 20 England
8 Dec 2008 12:17PM
That's a gem of a shot
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 3:09PM
lovely capture
regards
yung
8 Dec 2008 3:53PM
One of the most difficult little birds to capture Lorraine, you have done extremely well here.
Geoff.
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
8 Dec 2008 5:16PM
Beautiful shot.
Ty
8 Dec 2008 9:11PM
Good one - well captured.

Ali Smile
Dinney 9 2 England
8 Dec 2008 9:13PM
Beautiful shot, loverly detail. Kev
9 Dec 2008 5:53PM
very good
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 6:51PM
Stunning shot,great detail.
Steve
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 11:01PM
Just looked at Shell's version,now here's another.....I've never seen one......life's not fair......great image,nice light and excellent detail
Gerry
11 Dec 2008 4:32PM
nice shot lorraine, I never get these in my garden and when I do see them they are so difficult to get a shot of.I think I will give the suet trick a go and see what turns up. Thanks for tip and love the pic Dave
alyismad 11 9 Wales
11 Dec 2008 7:57PM
Amazing shot


Steve
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
12 Dec 2008 4:30PM
A little smasher you've captured here, very well taken

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