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Juvenile bluetits 26 May 2014

A flock of young bluetits has found our bird-feeder. I have my suspicions about where they nest, but I'm not going to risk disturbing them by finding out. Large images follow: cc-by-sa on everything.


There are at least four bluetits here. I've seen up to six at a time.


The first day we saw them, the juveniles were clinging on to the feeder itself or to the rods of the feeding tower while the adult fed them. By now they're quite able to manage it for themselves.


The feeder at rear left is filled with niger seed, for finches. The bluetits don't seem to mind it.


This is my favourite. The sun came out at just the right moment.


(Shot with Pentax K10D).

  1. Posted by John Dallman at 12:54pm on 26 May 2014

    Would a tripod help?

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 01:47pm on 26 May 2014

    Oh, probably. But they do this for a few minutes at a time, then sometimes go away for half an hour or more.

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