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Birds - Blue Tit Page 8

Image Taken on 11 Oct 2013 at 16:09    Image of day on 09 Dec 2013

This was first image in which we spotted Bramblings along with an assortment of other birds (See image line).
Can't see them all? - the 4th Chaffinch top left and 2nd Bluetit just a tail tip left edge of stone.


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Image Taken on 03 Dec 2011 at 15:51    Image of day on 09 Jan 2012

Many small birds chase away members of their own or other species to get access to food. Here a Chaffinch is chasing off a Bluetit.


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Image Taken on 27 May 2016 at 18:10    Image of day on 11 Jul 2016

A scrum of small birds were rolling up to feed at the just re-stocked post top.
Genuine single frame.


Ref: 20160711_df3_20160527_1810_305 chaffinch female + robin + 2 bluetits around top of meadow post(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 24 Nov 2013 at 16:00    Image of day on 12 Jan 2014

We often see this always scruffy Bluetit at this site, and here it is face to face with an immaculate male Chaffinch. The Chaffinch male is much more laissez-faire than others around the site, and is content to feed in peace with the Bluetit.


Ref: 20140112_d50_20131124_1600_232_fb1 chaffinch male + bluetit with scruffy plumage (often seen)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 19 Nov 2015 at 15:48    Image of day on 04 Jan 2016

A Bluetit in flight and a male Chaffinch in a single shot.


Ref: 20160104_e63_20151119_1548_054_fb1 dunnock + chaffinch female + bluetit in flight + chaffinch male (adjusted crop)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 03 Oct 2007 at 17:31    Image of day on 04 Nov 2007

Its months since we included any Tits (even though they are regulars) but this '2 in 1' opportunity can't be passed up.


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Image Taken on 25 Oct 2016 at 16:12    Image of day on 07 Dec 2016

A little montage over 20 minutes of our two main Tit species on the stone.


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Image Taken on 08 Jan 2013 at 14:59    Image of day on 05 Feb 2013

The smaller Bluetit (right) looks a bit apprehensive at the Great Tit that has probably just landed. Sometimes they squabble, other times they feed together in peace.


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Image Taken on 15 Dec 2010 at 08:46    Image of day on 05 Feb 2011

Huge activity at the feeders in cold weather gave us this chance moment of an unusually clear great tit flying over a Bluetit.


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Image Taken on 21 Oct 2011 at 17:15    Image of day on 07 Dec 2011

Down in the hedge bottom a Great Tit shows off it's wings with lovely symmetry. The bluetit watches.


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Image Taken on 05 Jan 2013 at 15:34    Image of day on 08 Feb 2013

In a flurry of wings this Great Tit flies off.


Ref: 20130208_d45_20130105_1534_097_fb1 great tit in flight with blurred bluetit in flight confusing background (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg


Image Taken on 06 Jul 2011 at 06:29    Image of day on 14 Aug 2011

This montage is from successive frames about 1 minute apart - a nice opportunity to show the yellow face mask of the two most common Tits here - Great Tit on the left and Bluetit on the right. Even losing one box to Bumble bees after it's use for nesting, we seem to have a fantastic 'crop' of tits - they must have had multiple broods this year.


Ref: 20110814_d45_20110706_0629_047+0630_048_fb1 great tit juvenile + bluetit juvenile (accurate montage 1 minute apart)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 04 Jun 2012 at 18:15    Image of day on 11 Jul 2012

Great Tit in possession of the tree-stump top making it very clear to the Bluetit that it is not welcome.


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Image Taken on 05 Mar 2016 at 07:40    Image of day on 07 Apr 2016

The weather forecast for heavy snow fortunately skimmed north of us leaving a light overnight snow shower that melted before sundown.
These small birds don't have the reserves to stop for a bit of snow.


Ref: 20160407_e60_20160305_0740_105_fb3 2 great tits + bluetit + tree sparrow (q) at peanut feeder in snow shower(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 21 Feb 2013 at 11:07    Image of day on 02 Apr 2013

Round table conference?
(Genuine single image)


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Image Taken on 27 May 2016 at 18:10    Image of day on 11 Jul 2016

The two Robin images on then right side are accurately positioned about150mS apart.


Ref: 20160711_df3_20160527_1810_339-342 robin (with 2 bluetits) picking up peanut butter and flying off with it 2-5 of 5 (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 16 Mar 2016 at 16:47    Image of day on 18 Apr 2016

4 different small bird species (and a white feather) make a pleasing composition without any changes from the original frame.
This sort of layout is usually the result of photoshopping in bird seed adverts!


Ref: 20160418_e63_20160316_1647_115_fb1 robin + white downy feather + dunnock + chaffinch male + bluetit around stone(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 17 Jun 2015 at 19:19    Image of day on 18 Aug 2015

Ouch!
Robin are very territorial, and this one is having a go at the poor innocent juvenile Bluetit who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time! The original full frame needed selective sharpening to make the action clear, but it is a single moment as seen here.


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Image Taken on 08 Feb 2013 at 16:10    Image of day on 23 Mar 2013

A Blue tit ABOUT to get an unpleasant greeting from the arriving Robin?


Ref: 20130323_d3b_20130208_1610_126_fb3 robin flying in to attack bluetit on perch(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 27 Oct 2007 at 16:25    Image of day on 30 Nov 2007

We would love to run a 'what happened next' competition, but we have no idea what did happen.


Ref: 20071130_d3b_20071027_1625_032 fb1 robin flying in with bluetit on log(r+mb id@576).jpg


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