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Long-tailed Tit

By Aurora
The long-tailed tit is an adorable, small fluffy pinkish bird. It is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, and tail that is longer than its body. They are rarely seen alone and are usually noticed in small excitable flocks of half a dozen or more. This one was quite curious and I managed to get a couple of grab shots, whilst the rest of its family were noisily fighting over the peanuts which had been provided.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment on my chaffinch yesterday.

Barbara

The LARGE version is the best option to view this little fella, if you can.

Tags: Bird Birdwatching Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed tit Wildlife and nature Aegithalidae

Voters: PLCimagery, KBan, janet and 47 more

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Comments


janet 14 27 England
1 Feb 2008 7:55AM
So sweet! Well captured.

Jan.

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leedsgh 12 496 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 8:20AM
Large version def worth a looksee, I love the little orange eyeliner she has on!

Gav
MandsH 9 England
1 Feb 2008 8:30AM
Gorgeous shot these birds are so lovely
Mandy
1 Feb 2008 8:40AM
Good catch, these flit permanently and are difficult to photograph. Silverzone
Marian 10 62 England
1 Feb 2008 9:01AM
I liked your compostition on this one Barbara. Catching hin with tail up has made a good diagional line.
Marian
phil_j Plus
10 134 4 England
1 Feb 2008 9:16AM
Wonderful pose captured here, well done.

phil
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 9:17AM
Nice capture. Well done
Steve
Cabit 9 104 England
1 Feb 2008 10:58AM
Very nice.
Dave
Just lovely spot on.
Will
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
1 Feb 2008 1:19PM
Barbara, he really is adorable, and viewing Large is a must! You've also got some wonderful diagonals going in this comp - a very enjoyable image.
Anne
1 Feb 2008 1:52PM
Wonderful shot Barbara, like him in my garden.

Dougie.
1 Feb 2008 5:08PM
Woooooooow, this has such a lovely little face!
Nicely captured Barbara, I have not succeded yet in taking a birdie shot, ...
Jo
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
1 Feb 2008 9:13PM
A delightful image, love the detail in its soft fluffy feathers
bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 9:15PM
Superb Barbara Smile

John
Portknockie 11 48 Scotland
3 Feb 2008 6:02PM
Superb shot Barbara..the detail and colours look great...

Don
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
7 Feb 2008 7:16PM
A beautiful little fellow - nicely captured.
Valerie
Assyrian 9 132 Scotland
15 Feb 2008 2:03PM
Great pic of one of my favourite birds. So jealous of your D300 too!

Chris
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
14 Mar 2008 11:42AM
So sweet Barbara . A very welcome visitor . xx
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2008 7:59PM
Excellent work good dof. what a little beauty!



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I do hope evrything is coming rigght for you! D
Rach1970 7 14 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 9:12PM
Love the composition of this one. Nice capture.
Rachel
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
13 Oct 2009 6:56PM
A brilliant capture Barbara, well caught.
Pete.

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