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Image Taken on 18 Feb 2011 at 13:21    Image of day on 23 Mar 2011

A few fleeting sightings of Long-tailed tits has been augmented by this bird spending several minutes outside the living room window, affording good views but through double glazing and perpetually shaded by the house. The pink patch of feathers is a lovely highlight on an otherwise black and white bird.


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Image Taken on 18 Feb 2011 at 13:21    Image of day on 23 Mar 2011




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Image Taken on 14 Feb 2024 at 11:33    Image of day on 08 Mar 2024

A small 'family' of Long-tailed Tits pops up momentarily around the house, but is intolerant of humans. So after seeing 4 on a peanut feeder at one though the study window, we catch this queuing bird waiting his turn.


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Image Taken on 19 Jan 2022 at 10:12    Image of day on 19 Feb 2022




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Image Taken on 23 Apr 2009 at 15:03    Image of day on 17 May 2009

The tale of the Long-tailed tit (sorry).
Long-tailed tits have been rare sightings until this year when one bird has spent hours each day fluttering at the windows. Presumably he is defending his territory from his own reflection.


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Image Taken on 30 Jan 2023 at 13:57    Image of day on 01 Mar 2023

At last a decent pic of a Long-tail Tit, here perched on a sloping Willow twig.


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Image Taken on 23 Oct 2013 at 16:32    Image of day on 17 Dec 2013

A Long-Tailed Tit making it's twittering call before following it's companions - a group of about 7.


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Image Taken on 25 Apr 2023 at 18:18    Image of day on 21 Jun 2023

Long-tailed Tits appear in small groups, spend a minute of two feeding on bushes, visible through windows, before departing. A couple of the regulars delightfully hover in front of the bushes - a behaviour not yet satisfactorily captured on camera.


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Image Taken on 18 May 2016 at 13:01    Image of day on 28 Jun 2016

This long-tailed Tit has a contented 'wash and brush up'


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Image Taken on 18 May 2016 at 13:02    Image of day on 28 Jun 2016

'Wash and brush up' complete, the pristine bird sits quietly on the perch


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Image Taken on 18 May 2016 at 12:18    Image of day on 27 Jun 2016

This Long-tailed Tit looking at the hazy creatures on the other side of the window. It is perched on some dead Ivy that had started to invade the gutters and other items in a mini-extension that used to be a garage.


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

We noticed that this Long-tailed Tit kept flinching and we finally realised that it flinched each time it was struck by a raindrop in the what seemed to us no more than drizzle.


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Image Taken on 08 Apr 2019 at 16:21    Image of day on 04 May 2019

On successive days this pair of Long-tailed Tits quite often perch together on this twig pushed into the hedge outside the living room window.


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Image Taken on 09 Apr 2019 at 11:48    Image of day on 04 May 2019

Aren't Long-tailed Tit absolutely gorgeous.
Here a single shot of a pair on a little stick poked into the hedge outside the living room, with the gap between them a little reduced in the photo editor.


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Image Taken on 19 Jan 2022 at 10:11    Image of day on 19 Feb 2022

Several perched nearby waiting their turn ...


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Image Taken on 19 Jan 2022 at 10:12    Image of day on 19 Feb 2022




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Image Taken on 20 May 2016 at 12:43    Image of day on 30 Jun 2016

Long-tailed Tits are one of our favourite birds. Here a little 'wash and brush up' outside the living room window.


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Image Taken on 26 Mar 2012 at 09:42    Image of day on 23 Apr 2012

Long-tailed tits are very nervous birds and its a challenge to photograph them when we are 'out and about', as here.


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Image Taken on 28 Mar 2013 at 12:42    Image of day on 05 May 2013

Long-tailed tits are appearing at all the peanut feeders and generally around the site in larger numbers than previous years.


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Image Taken on 27 Mar 2008 at 10:10    Image of day on 14 Apr 2008

Looks like we might be lucky enough to have long-tail Tits not only beautifying our patch, but breeding as well.


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