Monday, 3 September 2012

Probably my cutest garden visitor...................................... the Long-tailed Tit

I get a lot of pleasure feeding the birds in my garden and have many favourites... a few actually live here.

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).

If I had to choose one bird over all the rest it would have to be these little fellas.

A favourite bird since childhood they even appeared on a stamp for Nature Week during 1963.
 I was seven years old... and was then and still am a collector of little pieces of paper.


  They usually arrive in numbers when they descend on my garden.

A little ball of feathers with a tiny little beak...

...it wasn't a hard choice to make.

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34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they really are adorable! :)

Sylvia K said...

I couldn't agree more, Andrew, they really are adorable!! Delightful captures for the day!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sweet-looking birds. How nice they are regular visitors.

barbara l. hale said...

Very cute!

Adam Jones said...

Great to have in your garden.

Bob Bushell said...

As nice as pie, one of my favourite.

eileeninmd said...

They are cute birds, Andrew! Great shots!

Genie said...

These little ones are just precious. I would love to have a family of them living here at our place. Their fat little bellies are so sweet. You are so fortunate to have such a dear group as residents. genie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Agree with you they are so adorable even in their actions it would seem ~ Great photography ~ (A Creative Harbor) USA

Nancy Claeys said...

Darling little birds. :)

Sharon Whitley said...

I agree wholeheartedly such cute little birds, I used to get a lot of them in my last garden but have moved this year and haven't had any yet in the new place - hopefully as winter draws nearer they may come. I get hoards of starlings and sparrows (and pigeons and magpies of course) but not a lot else yet!

Michelle said...

So sweet and fluffy :)

Carole M. said...

...beautiful little birds indeed

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

They are so very cute!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful little birds, love this series Andrew.

wildaboutwales said...

a philatelist twitcher. sounds like some kind of illness.

ladyfi said...

Oh, so sweet and fabulous! Gorgeous shots indeed.

cieldequimper said...

Lucky you to have such sweet neighbours!

(No, I didn't park on the police reserved parking!)

Anna said...

Ohhh I love those little birds with a little bit of pink in their feathers... they are so beautiful and you have capture them so well, Andrew!
Greetings,
Anna

Stewart M said...

Nature week in 1963? Well that could account for my life long interest!

Great little bird on the feeder - they always reminded me of animated balls of fluff!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show.
Wish you a good day :)
Hanne Bente

Hilke Breder said...

They are so adorable, Drew. They look like they've come right out of a children's picture book!

Gary said...

Great visitors to your garden!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What delightful little creatures Andrew, I would be thrilled to bits to get shots like these. I can't get over how different your feathered visitors and mine are..as much as I love my Galahs and Corellas you cannot by any means call them adorable haha!

joo said...

I also love them so much!

Brian King said...

Beautiful bird! I like the long tail and "skunk" stripe down their head!

NewMexiKen said...

Such delicate and delightful little birds!

Findlay Wilde said...

I would love to get even one of these in our garden. We see them all the time near Haydns Pool but never in the garden. From Findlay

Fjällripan said...

So sweet!! Never seen before :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your birds always have such personalities (well, I suppose no more than any other birds, it's just that your photos show them so wonderfully!). Thanks.

Pat said...

I love those tiny little beaks!

mick said...

Beautiful little birds and you are very fortunate to have them in your garden.

Neil said...

A beautiful post.

Larry said...

Nice shots of the Long-tailed Tits Andrew. You are lucky to have them in your yard. I bet they are fun to watch. Little bundles of energy I imagine!