Saturday, 25 February 2012

Long-tailed Tits.................................... the cutest little bird I get in my garden

I went back to Shakerley Mere this afternoon... somebody really does love the birds.
There was bird seed on every level surface by the car park... wonderful to see.

 A small pile on the bench... this is where I took my images of the Robins a couple of weeks ago.
I don't know why I haven't shared it before.

 ...seed had also been placed in little piles on top of the gate.

Sorry I have to interrupt this post... as I am writing a Long-tailed Tit has just tapped on my window.
I have a lovely little white Goose to share... beautiful blue eyes... you will have to wait until tomorrow.

I have seen these all afternoon on my walk around Shakereley Mere.... but from a distance.

To see them up close in my garden has made my day.

As cute as you can get... with such a tiny little beak.


 I will never tire of seeing these wonderful little birds.

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

This little Blue Tit was also enjoying my hospitality... I have a nest box... fingers crossed.

42 comments:

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Everyday Goddess said...

wow, great shots!

Wilma said...

Love the fish bench. Wonderful shots of the LTT, such a charismatic little charmer.

Helene said...

Love the bird seed all over but that bench...that is wonderful! Great photos...really enjoyed these!

John said...

What a lovely little bird Andrew and great photos!
J
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Bob Bushell said...

You're right, they are precious little birds, really good photos.

TexWisGirl said...

they are truly the cutest little birds - possibly in the world. :)

TexWisGirl said...

and i REALLY like that fish bench!

Horst in Edmonton said...

The only bird in the Tit family we have here is the Black Cap Chick a Dee. There are one or 2 other Chick a Dee in Alberta but not around Edmonton.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That fish bench is cool. I have never really noticed the blue in your LTT's before. Quite striking.

NixBlog said...

Great shots, Andrew. And yes, they are cute little birds.

Carole M. said...

The sculptured fish bench is wonderful! Yes lovely to see others are caring for the birds too; it’s a heartening touch of humanity. Beautiful l.t.tit – they’re divine and the weeniest little beak!! Wouldn’t that just be the icing on the cake if the they chose your garden to nest in.

Magia da Inês said...

Esse passarinho é muito bonito e muito delicado. Espero que eu faça um ninho no seu jardim.
Uma belíssima noite para você!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮
ღ°ºBrasil♫º

Kovács Miklós said...

Very nice photos about little birds also like that big fish...

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and adorable looking bird. Love the fur colors!

lisa said...

These little ones are just adorable!

Evelyn S. said...

How delightful!!! Obviously, your window is cleaner than mine. ;-)

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a little cutie, his beak is so tiny, looking staight at him it looks like he has none! I can see why you like them so much, I would be excited also.

Cheryl said...

These are gorgeous. Now I have to go find your robins. I know yours are much different from what we see in the states.

Jean said...

Like major WOW! I don't blame you for not tiring from seeing these very pretty birds.
Great Shots Andrews!!!

Dave said...

I loved seeing those little birds on my visit! They always looked so puffy. You have a beautiful garden too!

Deb Crecelius said...

These birds are so colorful.
Don't have anything like them where I live (mid-western United States).
Wonderful photos of them.

Elen Lackner said...

Andrew: First i thank you because you visited my blog. Second, it ´s very intesresting your blog. I love birds and ï made video about them. I explained about their life too . I greet you from Argentina. Elen Lackner

holdingmoments said...

Good to see people leaving seed for the birds Andrew.
And I can imagine your excitement at those little visitors to your garden.

BlueShell said...

wow...great set os photos, my friend!
Nice. Hugs,
BS

FotoAnna said...

Hi Andrew,
What a great serie you showing us! I really love them and they are also to see in our gardens in the Netherlands and the Long-tailed Tit (dutch name: Staartmees) and the other one we call him Pimpelmees... both are so beautiful and i love the colors of them and they are so tiny... ;-))
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

The Herald said...

Andrew,how lucky are you? To have these bautiful little birds come into your garden and pose for you is fantastic.
And you made the most of it with some superb images.
Let's hope they become 'regulars' to your garden...[;o)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I would be ecstatic if this wonderful little bird was outside my window Andrew..Absolutely delightful.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful markings on that bird! Very nice photos, Andrew.

Scriptor Senex said...

I remember that bench fom the days about ten years ago when I used to take my late parents to sit by the mere.

We had he Long-tailed Tits pass throughb the other day they rarely stay for long.

cieldequimper said...

1) I have just pointed out this wonderful bench to a bench loving blogger.
2) You've made my morning. I was taking a break from dusting and hoovering, these wonderful 'portraits' were just what I needed!
3) Keeping fingers crossed!
4) Have a great Sunday!

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the expressive eyes on the tits. So adorable.

Thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week, Andrew. So happy you joined us. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh lovely! The Long tailed tit is one of my favourite birds!

Candy C. said...

What sweet little birds and the fish bench is great!!

Sandra said...

that fish bench is awesome, i would llike to have that in my yard. the sweet little longtails are so pretty

Denise said...

Andrew, this is such a wonderful way to start my day, a lovely post indeed. Thank you so much. Denise xxx

Pat said...

The Long-tailed Tit is really cute and has the tiniest beak I've ever seen. How wonderful to have him right outside your window.
I love the fish bench!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What lovely close ups, you must be very patient and I love your header photo.

JM said...

What a very cool bench! The Tit shots are lovely.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

OH my gosh Andrew -- feel free to interrupt your posts any time for these beauties. (I love that you shared your "mind rambling" as beautifully as you do your actually moving around walking!)... These birds are wonderful and the way you did this post, I know exactly how you felt to glance out the window and see them!! This might be my favorite ever of all your wonderful post!

Pantherka said...

More wonderful images Andrew.

Liz said...

Those colours are stunning!