And He’s Off

The Fieldfare popped in this morning for one more breakfast before taking to the skies allowing the resident Blackbirds and Song Thrush back in the garden to feed. The wintering male Blackcap was joined briefly by another male and female but like the Fieldfare he defended his garden well and they quickly left without as […]

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Pennington Marsh – 5th and 9th March

I visited Pennington Marsh on 5th and 9th March and on both days saw much the same. Its a pretty static time of year with winter birds steadily but barely noticeably declining and very few migrants appearing. The Lapwing are now in regular display and are busy making nesting scrapes on the marsh while Black-tailed […]

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Red flanked Bluetail at Titchwell

A planned trip to Norfolk today had added spice with news of Titchwell’s first ever Red-flanked Bluetail staying put for a second and hopefully third day. We stopped at first light in the hope of seeing the Golden Pheasant at Wolferton but had to settle for it on call alone before we moved on to […]

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The Beauty of Blue Tits

Parus caeruleus – No need for words here, just enjoy these cute guys! 🙂 La beauté des Mésanges bleues… Les mâles ont des couleurs nettement marquées par rapport aux femelles, néanmoins ce n’est pas toujours évident de discerner les 2 sexes: Males like this on below have brighter colors than females, nevertheless, it is not […]

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Nighttime Lights Reset Birds’ Internal Clocks, Threatening Dawn’s Chorus

 High on bluffs overlooking the Pacific, Dominik Mosur was strolling along at 2 a.m. searching for owls. Darkness enveloped the Presidio, a historic military encampment turned national park, as Mosur made his way through cypress-scented fog. Alert in the mist as he cut through a forest, Mosur listened for the hoot of the great horned […]

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Wildlife in a Suburban Garden

It’s interesting to note that the common tit species in the UK and Europe have beaks of slightly different lengths and shapes. This enables them to co-exist in the same habitat and even in the same mixed species flocks. Coal Tits for example, although smaller than Blue Tits, have a longer and proportionally longer beak. […]

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Fotohut – nog een keer.

Door onvoorziene omstandigheden pas nog een keer naar de eerste fotohut van Han Bouwmeestergeweest. Ondanks het mindere licht die dag toch nog een aantal, in mijn ogen, leuke foto’s kunnen maken. Dit keer naar de eerste hut geweest. Hier waren het deze keer niet de Eekhoorns die de show stalen, maar het echtpaar Specht welke […]

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Blue tit

Passeriformes – Paridae – Très communes en France et surtout dans le sud où j’habite, Je trouve qu’elles sont les plus jolies des mésanges du jardin. Elles sont drôles et ne manquent pas de culot! Quite common in the South of France, I believe they are still the prettiest of all in the garden and […]

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Blue Tit Parus caeruleus

The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, is a 10.5 to 12 cm long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread & 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. Factsheet: Blue Tit Parus caeruleus (LC)  

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