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It's Autumn, not Spring!

By teocali
This little Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) seemed to be under the impression the nesting season was at hand! Taken in the garden a few days ago, in unseasonably mild weather, against the red Japanese acer background.

Thank you all for your C&Cs on yesterday's upload - always much appreciatedSmile

Tags: Red Autumn Spring Wild Garden Bird Blue tit Acer Moss Nesting Wildlife and nature Cyanistes caeruleus

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Tibetan 5 3 England
27 Oct 2012 9:16AM
Nice one a lot of birds here in Kent are doing the same thing! and I think they might just get a shock, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
27 Oct 2012 9:22AM
There seems to be a lot of 'spring-like' activity going on in the bug world, too, Sylvia Wink. A charming image. Carol
27 Oct 2012 9:40AM
I wish it was Spring..............snow on the ground this morning and bitter cold.............GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
27 Oct 2012 9:54AM
It's not the only one to be getting the seasons mixed up, Sylvia: another fine shot, your acer again providing such an excellent contrasting backdrop.
27 Oct 2012 11:51AM
Lovely image.
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
27 Oct 2012 2:16PM
They will use the moss to line a roost site in an old nest hole for cold nights Sylvia and also gather in numbers to share body heat.
Another wonderful image against that superb Acer Sylvia
8 10 10 England
27 Oct 2012 4:24PM
Great title for this lovely image.
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
27 Oct 2012 7:02PM
A wonderful little bird who seems to have got his seasons in a bit of a muddle Sylvia. Superb shot however and a lovely reminder of warmer times to come.GrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 8:14PM
He/she may have a change of heart today Sylvia as its turned really cold, superb shot
27 Oct 2012 10:35PM
Beautiful image Sylvia, maybe he heard snow is on the way and needs a warm bed..

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Oct 2012 9:27PM
A terrific capture Sylvia, the detail and colours in the plumage are first class and the acer makes the perfect background. Good to see Richard providing a logical explanation for this behaviour, I found it hard to believe that they could have been fooled into thinking spring had arrived given the cold damp weather we've experienced this past week.

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