Friday, 31 October 2014

A Study of the Coal Tit


The Coal Tit (Parus ater
Not so common as the Blue Tit, you have to go searching for this species.
Conifer trees is one of its favourite haunts.
It will visit bird tables and although small will dominate larger species.














30 comments:

  1. Some super portraits here. I love to watch them nipping in and out of the bird-feeders to the dismay and obvious annoyance of the larger birds. Like naughty little boys and girls running out of the sweetshop!

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    1. Thanks John, yes a great description.

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  2. A brilliant set of portraits Roy. I am lucky to have them visit every day. They spend all day grabbing black Sunflower seeds and hiding them for future meals.

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  3. these are all lovely shots and I loved seeing their 2 wing bars. they come to my garden quite often.

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  4. Stunning photos Roy, we have them in the garden but they are so fast in and out feeders.... we seem to have more than Great tits visiting the garden, having said that there numbers are up this year. We have had always Sparrows up to 20+ at a time but this year we are down to 3 or 4 at any one time.....
    Amanda

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Its been a good year for nesting birds I think.

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  5. Lovely photos - they're handsome little birds. We get them regularly in the garden usually along with various other members of the tit family.

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  6. je hebt hem met recht van alle kanten kunnen bewonderen.

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  7. Fun to see the coal tit in all its activities!

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  8. We all have a soft spot in our heart for the tits. When I fill my feeders in the morning, all of the birds head for the trees. The Black-capped Chickadees always come down to the post and wait for me to hang the feeder. Ya gotta love 'em.

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    1. They are certainly characters Steve and are bold as brass.

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  9. Gorgeous tit we don't get here in the south of France.
    Lovely to see those superb pictures!
    Keep well Roy!

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    1. Thanks Noushka. Yes one of our residents fortunately.{:))

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  10. Beautiful images Roy, nice to see him/her stood around.

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  11. Lovely to see this bird in such detail, I used to have them in my old garden.

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  12. Bonjour Roy
    Cette série est très belle, on ne s'en lasse pas.
    Bravo !

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  13. Such a beauty, Roy. Cute as a button. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today.

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  14. Really great! The tit I have never myself seen and you have a fantastic series. Also, your header is great to see. Compliment.

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  15. I really like your top header picture Roy. These are also great photos of the little coal bird. Thanks so much for visiting my blog after my long absence.

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