Saturday, 9 March 2013

Blue Tit Gymnastics


The Blue Tit is a very experienced Gymnast when it comes to feeding high up in trees.
I watched this one navigating high branches and prising up lichen from the wood. I am assuming it was looking for insects underneath the lichen.

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/500 at f5.6. - 300mm(600). ISO320
"Some under here"


"None up there"


"Just one under here"




Below - The 'Between the right leg' method, whilst hanging on with the other.






"One needs to be careful one doesn't hang one self."


"Ah its a hard life."


24 comments:

  1. Excellent - an entertaining sequence!

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  2. A great sequence Roy :-) They are very entertaining little birds, always busy.

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  3. Hi Roy,

    Now I really wonder if gravity exsists.... ;-)
    It is a wonderful series about a very nice little bird that can keep you busy for hours. Looking how they act always makes me laugh. So does your 'hanging' photo.
    Have a nice weekend and regards from rainy and cold Holland :-(

    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne.
      Regards from across the North Sea from a rainy and cold East Anglia.{:))

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  4. Titastic Gymnastics Roy!(-: You got some lovely shots there. I wonder if it was thinking of collecting lichen for a nest?

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    1. Thanks Jen, you could be right, I know that LT. Tits use lichen I wasn't sure about BTs.

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  5. A lovely entry full of humour on the tit's side and on yours!
    Well done!

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    1. They are sweet little birds Helena, full of character.

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  7. Lovely photos and captions:) I like blue tits and they are usually around but the most frequent visitors to my garden at present are longtailed tits along with goldfinches and siskins. The siskins atarted appearing a couple of weeks ago and I was thrilled to see them. I'd be thrilled to see some sunshine too!!!

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    1. Thanks D.
      Yes I would thrilled to see some sunshine.{:))

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  8. Hey Roy.. Adorable post, I just love all the searching shots, in and around and upside down : ) Nice captions too!
    Beautiful sunny day here not a cloud from sunup to sundown !
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, it's snowing again here at the moment.

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  9. Excellent series of images Roy. I'm always amazed at the frenetic work (feeding) rate that some birds have to put in, just to be able to survive from one day to the next!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, they certainly have to double their efforts at the moment.

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  10. lovely little bird Roy, you really got all the action shots....these birds move so fast too. cheers.

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  11. Hi Roy

    This is a really fun sequence.

    Guy

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  12. Delicious series of these little blue tit. A very busy birds that do not like to sit still. You have a wonderful array of know it. Compliments.

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