Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

by Bob Chappell October. 03, 2020 276 views
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

I always love to see a flock of long-tailed tits as they move through a line of trees. You can usually hear them calling to each other with a chirruping sound (they have other calls too) and the calling increases if one becomes separated from the flock. They are more closely related to bushtits than the other British tits (marsh tit, coal tit, blue tit etc) as their beak, overall shape and long tail demonstrate.

I don't see them as frequently as I like, so every opportunity to photograph them is a joy in itself. From my observations around feeders they are less agressive than many of our other woodland birds. I photographed this one at Barnwell Country Park, near Oundle, Northamptonshire.

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G B 8 months, 1 week ago

gorgeous little bird!

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Gethin Thomas 8 months, 1 week ago

We used to have two weeping silver birches in the front garden and two next door. I loved their occasional visits hopping from one tree to the next. You were lucky to get such a good shot. Beautiful birds.

8 months, 1 week ago Edited
Adrian Morris 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Great picture. I like long tailed tits but I've not managed to photograph any.

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Nice shot, I find them too flighty to ever get a decent shot although, i discovered a nest site during the summer so, got a few then, I'd forgotten i had them!!!

8 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sri V 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Very nice capture grinning

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