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Blue Tit

Observed: 3rd March 2011 By: mr6633
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

At 2nd floor window feeder facing street

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) interacts

Comments

steve_t's picture

Blue tit

Very nice photograph.

ophrys's picture

Not quite one year old!

If you look closely at the edge of the wing, by the yellow breast, you can see that some of the covert feathers are dark grey, rather than bright blue. These are juvenile feathers, retained after its post-juvenile moult, last summer. He will be celebrating his first birthday within a few weeks!

Can't actually be sure that he is a 'he', but the blue is quite intense...typical of a male.

Ian
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Chalkie's picture

Lovely photo and interesting comments

Thanks!

(Am I the only person who sees the 'bird' logo as a whale?!)

corylus's picture

Super shot & I agree with Chalkie

also have problems with other logos tho I like the idea.

Hazel Trevan