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Blue tit's everywhere


Blue tit's everywhere
Información de la foto
Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1138 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-01-13
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposición: f/7.1, 1/125 segundos
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): Blue Tits [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2006-01-13 7:24
Vista: 3474
Puntos: 11
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo
This morning it was very busy at the birdfeeder in our garden,mostly blue an great tits,here is on of them waiting for his turn to jump for the food.
Hope you like it.

Blue Tit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Blue Tit Parus caeruleus (syn. Cyanistes caeruleus), is a 10.5 to 12 cm long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do not migrate.

The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin, give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance. The forehead, eyestreak, and a bar on the wing are also white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. The young are much yellower than the old birds.

This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.

The song period lasts almost all the year round, but is most often heard during February to June.

It will nest in any suitable hole in a tree, wall, or stump, or an artificial nest box, often competing with House Sparrows or Great Tits for the site. Few birds more readily accept the shelter of a nesting box; the same hole is returned to year after year, and when one pair dies another takes possession.

The bird is a close sitter, hissing and biting at an intruding finger. When protecting its eggs it raises its crest, but this is a sign of excitement rather than anger, for it is also elevated during nuptial display. The nesting material is usually moss, wool, hair and feathers, and the eggs are laid in April or May. The number in the clutch is often very large, but seven or eight are normal, and bigger clutches are usually laid by two or even more hens.

Blue and Great Tits form mixed winter flocks, and the former are perhaps the better gymnasts in the slender twigs. A Blue Tit will often ascend a trunk in short jerky hops, imitating a Treecreeper. As a rule the bird roosts in ivy or evergreens, but in hard weather will shelter in a hole.

The Blue Tit is a valuable destroyer of pests, though it has not an entirely clean sheet as a beneficial species. It is fond of young buds of various trees, and may pull them to bits in the hope of finding insects. No species, however, destroys more coccids and aphids, the worst foes of many plants. It takes leaf miner grubs and green tortrix moths. Seeds are eaten, as with all this family.

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I really like the POV. Good capture and goodl lighting.
TFS

hi paul
superbe cette petite mesange.
bons details et belles couleurs.
laurent

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-01-13 12:55]

Hi Paul,
It looks like she has been to the hairdresser.
Very nice
Viv

I like the 'head on' POV for this shot Paul. Cute we fella. The catchlight in the eye is great. Not as sharp as it could be and I think the back light was against you here, but the result is very good. Thanks.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-16 22:57]

Very good Blue Tit picture, well seen and well done. I like the way he's lookin' at you. Good work,

Mario

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-04-01 17:34]

Hello Paul, Good picture the colors of this bird are impressive. TFS Donald L.

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  • delfi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 35 N: 11] (106)
  • [2006-11-03 11:01]

Hi !

I think it's fairly confusing, with all those BLUE TITS flying around (!) I think I prefer pictures of "normal" tits, you know: un-colored, NATURAL tits...

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