Monday, March 1, 2010

Li'l fellers

Here are some oddly named fellows, a great tit (to the left) and a willow tit (to the right). There have been less birds this winter than usual. This might be related to the fact that there are many foxes this year, but not a whole lot of mice. Or maybe it's due to some unspeakable tipping point finally having been reached in the global eco-system. I never count that one out.

The pictured feeding station is placed in front of a window, giving Felis, the evil cat, access to what amounts in her view as the best television programming ever.

Update: I got one of the birds wrong. See comments.

4 comments:

Oldfool said...

Here in southeast Louisiana we have had many more birds than usual this winter. So many that bird poop on the front and back porch has become a problem.
Maybe yours are here.

Anonymous said...

Nice tits. The one to the right is actually a coal tit. Willow tits have smaller black throat patch, and brown back (not dark blue/grey). One can wonder about the origin of some english birdnames... Shag, tits, woodcock and peckers. Guess they are all of interest to your pussy.

For more birdnerd info try:

http://surfbirds.com/

or for norwegian news, etc:

http://artsobservasjoner.no/fugler/


nice blog! greetings from T

Diane-Sage said...

First time I ever saw one with yellow...beautiful they are. I am enjoying the hummingbirds that are out and about in full force. Hard to get a photo though "sigh"

coastkid said...

a blue tit..though yellow!, we get loads here in our gardens,never seen the chap on the right...also get finches here too...thet all love penuts...