Friday, 22 February 2013

Vigilant


The  Crested Tit
Parus cristatus
Another picture of a bird on one of my peanut feeders I'm afraid.The feeders are in well lit areas of my garden and entice the birds out of the coniferous trees, where it is almost impossible for me to get a good shot. The Crested Tit is easily recognised by it's well visible crest, and it's black and white head markings in all sexes and ages alike.

48 comments:

Stuart Price said...

What a great bird to have at the feeder!

Bob Bushell said...

The Crested Tit, I've never seen one. But, you have, beautiful.

Isa said...

Adorable cette mésange avec sa huppe ... je ne l'ai jamais photographiée ...

Crissi said...

Beautiful shot!
Crissi

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

I love the crested tid.. So nice.. Cheers!!!!

Adam said...

nice bird

Giga said...

Miło popatrzeć na ptaka, którego nie widziałam jeszcze. Ma cudowne zdjecie. Pozdrawiam.
Nice to look at the bird, which I have not seen yet. It has a wonderful picture. Yours.

TexWisGirl said...

just a gorgeous bird and perfect shot!

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price
It really is Stuart! when they first started to go to the feeders they were extreemly timid, but they have lost that inicial fear,
and I'm able to get quite close to them now.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
I am a lucky gal!!:)

Breathtaking said...

Isa
Heureuseament que je vis dan le bon type d'habitat pour les voir souvent.
Je suis d'accord Isa, ils sont adorables.

Breathtaking said...

Crissi
Hello Crissi! Thank you for your visit, and a lovely comment.

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
So do I Ana! It's an attractive little bird.

Breathtaking said...

Adam
It is Adam! So glad you think so!

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Hi Giga:)Nice to see you!

I'm not sure if you get the crested tit where you are, but hope you do get to see it one day:)
I also hope you are feeling more rested,and enjoying your break.

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thank you Theresa!It's a bird I haven't seen on your blog:)

marijke said...

I wish this little bird came to my birdfeeder. It's beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente registo....
Cumprimentos

Breathtaking said...

marijke
Sorry it doesn't, but you have other larger visiters!!:=)
Enjoy your weekend too.

Breathtaking said...

Fernando Santos (Chana)

Obrigado Chana, e um bon fim de semana.

Nancy said...

He is so beautiful and you captured every detail of this wonderful bird....

Have a great weekend...

susan said...

enchanting photosusan

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Thank you Nancy,I love taking photos of this bird.

Enjoy your weekend too!

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue:)Always nice to see you here.

Len said...

Such detail. Do you get rats attracted by your bird feeder?
LEN

Breathtaking said...

Len
Thank you! We sometimes get field mice inside the seed boxes, if there is anything left in the evening.
Usually the feed boxes are empty
by the end of the day.

Have a nice weekend!

ShySongbird said...

A lovely capture Sonjia, how wonderful to have these pretty little birds in your garden. Over here they are mainly confined to Scotland....I would love to see them :-)

It is bitterly cold here again and we have snow flurries today. I hope/expect it is much better where you are :-)

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird
Thank you Jan! We are fortunate to see them in the garden all year round.The Tits never leave, and now I'm looking forward to seeing the juveniles at the feeders.

Surprisingly we had hail and thunder yesterday!! Today however it is a gloriously sunny day.Hope your weather improves also.
Hugs:=)

Jana said...

someone is posing I see! great details, happy weekend from me!

Fallar said...

As usual, very good photo :)

Maria said...

I didn't know it was so beautiful!

Linda said...

What a lovely bird! Haven't seen one here.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Jana!
He did make a nice pose when he stopped eating for a second to watch and listen, and then click click, I got what I wanted.
See you soon.
Have a nice Sunday:)

Breathtaking said...

Fallar
Thank you:) A lucky shot! I take a lot of photos of these Crested Tits because I find them quite irresistible.
Many thanks for passing by.

Breathtaking said...

Maria

They are indeed, most beautiful little birds, a pleasure to watch.

Breathtaking said...

Linda
No you wont Linda! These little punks of the bird world don't fly your way:)
See you!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, Sonjia, this is really a great shot. Well done! It is also a beautiful bird. Have a nice sunday (it is snowing here in the Netherlands). Greetings, Joke

Rita Vaselli said...

A photograph so expressive! A wealth of detail, and the extraordinary liveliness!Ciao,Sonija,you are a wonderful photographer!!!

Breathtaking said...

Joke(Jokes Camera)

Good morning Joke:) Thank you, I was pleased when he paused just at the right moment for me to get this shot, but I could have looked at him all day!
Keep warm, and enjoy your Sunday also.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So beautiful :)

Julie Hargreaves said...

Yes the squirrel was in my garden but have to be a bit careful who knows as they are trying to get rid of the greys and bring back the reds

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist

I like the hair do, it adds to its charm.
Thanks for passing by:)

S. Etole said...

What a great little bird. And the pink flowers are a welcome sight.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
It is a lovely bird I enjoy seeing in the garden! The pinks and reds of the azalia and camelia are also a welcome sight.

Ian x said...

What a delighfully perky and dynamic creature he is, - naturally and genuinely he is what all those sad males, with ridge-back hairdos attempt to emulate.

Breathtaking said...

Ian
It's also reminiscent of the huge quiff you and so many other young males used to wear back in the 50s!

I agree with you about the Crested Tit being a delightful little bird Ian:)

Mary Brown said...

You created a paradise in your garden for the birds. nice picture

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
I think the birds are partial to my walnut and raisin cake, as well as the peanuts, and for that reason they return each day.I'm so pleased you like this photo, thank you so much.
Hugs.

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