Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Window Watching - Blue Tit

Continuing the 'window watching' theme here are a few images of our Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) that regularly visit the various feeders throughout the day.
Despite their diminutive stature they certainly brighten up a dreary winter's day.   FAB.

12 comments:

  1. Blue Tits are great little birds....my garden would be less without them.

    Great shots.....

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  2. Lovely photos Frank, always a pleasure to watch Blue Tits.

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  3. Lovely birds.
    What is the difference between Parus and Cyanistes ?

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  4. Lovely photos of the acrobatic Blue Tit.

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  5. Lovely shots! They are quite beautiful birds!

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  6. BTW - I wasn't being pedantic. The Great Tit is Parus, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me....

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  7. Thanks for all the lovely comments on the Blue Tit.

    Razboynik (Andy) raised a query regarding my initial use of 'Parus' rather than using 'Cyanistes'. Linnaeus originally categorised both Blue, Great plus other Tits & Chickadees as Parus (family Paridae). From memory Eurasian Blue Tit together with African & Azure Tits were re-categorised as a seperate sub-species in 2001 as Cyanistes. Andy I'm sorry for any confusion. FAB.

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  8. Hi Kerry. They are delightful but possibly not as colourful as your Bluebirds or Blue Jays. FAB.

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  9. Lovely photos again Frank. The fat treats in your garden seem very popular, mine have been in previous years but this time I have thrown many away which have gone off before being eaten, I have experimented with different makes but something is putting them off, maybe I just give them too many other goodies ;)

    Loved the head shot of the Canada Goose on the previous post.

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  10. Hi Jan. The fat balls have certainly been more popular recently than the cakes slabs which are beginning to look less appetizing. I've noticed that they have also been paying more attention to emerging buds so nearly time to reduce some of the options. FAB.

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  11. Is that a coconut? Or is just a coconut shell with fat in it? I'm very curious. Will you e-mail the answer to me? ~karen

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