Tag Archives: Long-Tailed Tit

Bird Spotting

For small birds, they aren’t half noisy! You can usually hear the Long Tailed Tits before you see them, but this time they were joined by some Blue Tits and even what I think is a Coal Tit.

  

 

The Coal Tit seems to be one of the few birds that can successfully get the seeds from this particular feeder. It stays just long enough to grab a seed, before flying into the undergrowth to eat it.


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Trainee Long-Tailed Tit

Looking out of the window this evening, I spotted a small bird sitting in one of the plants. The long tail made it clearly a Long-tailed tit, but it didn’t have the reddy-pinky colour to its chest feathers that the adults normally do.

Long-tailed tits feed on insects, and that particular shrub that it was working through, has been covered in blackfly for a little while. This particular long-tailed tit was clearly a youngster that maybe needed a little more practise at hunting for its supper in a plant like this!

Once it stopped hunting the flies and stared straight at the window, I got a clear view of the head feather colouring, which definitely made this bird a juvenile. Hopefully it enjoyed the evening’s feast!


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