Thursday, 28 January 2016

Crests, Tufts, and More!

The Crested Tit is a bird I see often at the feeders, They like the wallnut cake I share with them, and also love the peanuts.




The Crested tit has a well visible crest, and black and white head markings, in all plumages, ages, and sexes, however the crest is smaller on juveniles.



These plants are weeds growing on the farm. I think they are Bindweed and the flowers are very pretty.



The tubuler flowers remind me of Morning Glory and are just as invasive.



The Doronicum flowers with their bright yellow heads brighten a dark place in my garden.



The Pampas-grass forms a fence behind some of our grazing sheep.



The exeptionally bushy tufts on this squirrel made me smile!:)



He had a gorgeous bushy tail to match the tufts, and also his coat was lighter in colour from the ones I had seen previously



He must have been just passing though, as I haven't seen him at any time since.



One last shot before he leapt off the bird table, leaving a lasting impression.



The Crested Tit's are mainly insectivorous, but whenever there is wallnut cake, they finish it in no time.



It's a nice bird to see at the feeders, but I love hearing their purring or bubbling trill, and hear it long before they come into sight.
I am linking this post to the the memes below. Click on the links to see them, and you won't be disapointed,
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D RATHER B BIRDIN
GOOD FENCES

53 comments:

Christine said...

Absolutely marvellous photos! The squirrel is one of the most handsome I've seen with such a glowing glossing coat! I did love seeing your sheep too and am always interested to know what breeds they are?
Bindweed is pretty but very invasive!
Have a lovely weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Stunning shots of both the Crested Tit and Squirrel

Giga said...

We have these cute hummingbird is an understatement. Squirrel in the sun looks wonderful. Regards.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Crested Tit is a beautiful bird. I love the sheep and the birds. Lovely images. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

EG CameraGirl said...

The Crested Tit photos are great! Such pretty birds!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable birds and adorable tufted-ear squirrels! loved the sheep, too.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, you caught the Crested Tit, I've ne3ver seen one. Excellent images.

The Furry Gnome said...

Don't think i've ever seen a Crested Tit before!

Grantham Lynn said...

Graat captures. I love the sheep.

Tanya Breese said...

what great photos and the squirrel and bird make me smile with their little funny hair-dos!

Debbie said...

awesome captures...i have never seen a crested tit, nor a squirrel that looks quite like that!!!

the light you captured in these images makes them extra special!!!!

Phyllis Oller said...

Your photos are so beautiful,especially love the sheep with that backdrop of grass,pretty,thanks for sharing,phyllis

Linda said...

Your photos are gorgeous and always bring me such joy. Thank you so much for another stunning series!

Gosia k said...

great collection of animals and lovely nature

Nancy Chan said...

Really gorgeous. Love the crested tit and the cute squirrel.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Wanderful photos of those lowely birds,cute.

Ida said...

Well those Crested Tit Birds were so cute, love that top notch and that squirell just stole my heart. He certainly did have some large tufts of fur on those ears. Very different from the squirrels here.

Richard Pegler said...

Your images are wonderful! Your flowers are gorgeous, your squirrel is absolutely delightful, and your Crested Tits make me extremely jealous! - they are very difficult to find in UK, being confined to parts of Scotland. Best wishes - - Richard

chusa said...

Bellìssimo, marvellous!!!
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Mama Zen said...

Fabulous pictures!

miss-cherry said...

Cudowne zdjęcia. Czubatka ... wiewiórka ... owieczki ... Ślicznie pokazane. Bardzo podobają mi się te zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, they made me smile too...a lot!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

Adorable animals and birds and I love the flowers.

Cloudia said...

Your photos gladdened my heart. Thank you

Michelle said...

Oh dear....I ADORE that squirrel. What a handsome fellow!

Rose said...

This is a wonderful set of photos...I really enjoyed them.

Adam said...

nice bird

Teresa said...

Todas preciosas, las ardillas me encantan. Besos.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Cute pictures.

matti juhani niilola said...

Stunning images your blog. Greetings.

Stewart M said...

Wow! Read Squirrel and Crested Tits - what a combination.

Very good pictures as well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures.
I like the crested tit and the squirrel.
Best regards, Irma

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just loved all these images. The birds are beautiful. The squirrel is cute. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

DeniseinVA said...

A fabulous series of animals and lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing them :)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Now, why don't I ever manage to take this kind of bird and squirrel photos?! It's very easy to find the critters in your photos. :)
Thank you for these wonderful, amazing photos! Have a lovely weekend!

Debbie said...

Thank you for your kind comments!!

Marie C said...

Love the crested tit and the cute fuzzy squirrel! Do I see okra growing in among the white flowers? Beautiful photo of the white blooms against the green!

Linda said...

We don't have Crested tits so I'm delighted by yours!

Ela said...

Fantastic collection of photos !!!
I love the crested tit and the squirrel :)) Sweet animals !!
Greetings

Anni said...

A crested tit....boy would I love to see THESE birds. They're amazing.
As are your flower photos.

Excellent blog post.

Thanks so much for using the linking tool this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'...it's appreciated!!!

Connie Smiley said...

Your Crested Tits are so darling, and I especially love the last photo, and the one of the sheep.

Rita Vaselli said...

What a beautiful walk with you,my dear Sonija!
You live in a true paradise country that I can admire in your amazing pictures!!!
I wish you a good week!
Hugs,Rita

Helma said...

Crested tit, I have never themselves can get in the picture. Beautiful pictures of these beautiful crested tit. The squirrel also shines so beautiful and his coat :-) Delicious photos.

Jocee said...

What gorgeous photos of the squirrel and the crested tit's.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos of the birds and the critters! Have a wonderful week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The crested tit is a very attractive bird, The large ears on the squirrel was a surprise to see--I never saw a squirrel like that before--he must be a good listener . It was nice to see your pretty flowers and pasture--we have had snow for two days

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely series of pictures.. Cheers..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My gosh I've never seen a squirrel with ears like that! And the crested tit in the top picture looks like IT has ears (I know it is the crest, but from that angle ....)....Great pictures of both.

Russell Jenkins said...

The Crested Tits are really handsome and I'd go mad seeing a squirrel like that. Never seen one int the wild. I also like the scene of the pampas grass and sheep.

Sharon Wagner said...

Wow! Wonderful animal and bird shots today. Especially the pampas grass and little tit.

Polly said...

Beautiful crisp, colourful photos. Pretty birds and cute squirrel. I like the sheep.

Tony McGurk said...

What a beautiful looking squirrel. I really like the tufty ears. The crested tit is lovely too & the flowers on that plant is pretty good for a weed.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Such and interesting and unusual squirrel! That tit is a handsome bird.

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