Saturday, 13 November 2010

Camera Critters #136

Misty Dawn hosts this meme here. Thank you, Misty.
A small family of long-tailed tits frequently visits our garden feeders. Often we hear them before we see them as they call to each other with a high 'tseep'.
 They remind me of shuttlecocks as they flit rapidly about their business.
They have no objection to sharing the food with their larger cousins, the blue tits.

18 comments:

  1. Both kinds are adorable, Janice. Lucky you to have them in your garden. Lucky me to see your pictures!
    -- K
    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. lovely bird photos, we don't see those birds in my part of the world

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  3. Oh, these are my favourite birds - such pretty colours and those long elegant tails. Your 'shuttlecocks' description fits them very well.

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  4. How pretty are these little birdies! I bet you had to be quick to get a shot of them! I love the birds you get up north - the cardinal is another cutie!

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  5. I have never seen one of these. They are so sweet! Love your new header too!

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  6. Such cute little birds! The photos are great.

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  7. How delightful!
    I could really watch them all day!!

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  8. These are all pretty birds. We live in a bird sanctuary but oddly, and I never thought I'd ever say this, but the ones that come around are a homely looking bunch! :-) That reminds me, time to go feed them...

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  9. Lovely post! I wish I had such a garden and feeder, so that I could see the birds and photograph them.
    You are lucky and I am jealous :)

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  10. Brilliant!
    Tseep, tseep..have a lovely day.:)

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  11. Pretty little birds - I love their quick movement too and to see them all together. A

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  12. Great shots! We try to feed the small birds around our house now during winter. My girls love to watch them come eat.

    Erika B

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  13. What wonderful feathered shuttlecocks they are too!

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  14. I have never seen such a cute little bird ! Fortunately it's not in our garden ! Arthur and Pookie are terrible hunters !

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  15. They seem to have such long tails. I wonder if that helps them zip through the air.

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  16. They are fascinating aren't they? They take it in turns on our feeder with Blue tits and great tits and green finches. They all seem to have their alloted time - it is like watching a bus queue. Fabulous
    JJ

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  17. Great captures of these birds. This post reminds me that I need to fill my feeders!

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