Northern Long-tailed Tit at Birling

At about 5pm Jamie Partridge and I discovered this delightful, Northern Long-tailed Tit at Beachy Head. Whatever the semantics are in terms of it’s genetic provenance, it seems rude to detract from it’s beauty to debate it too much! The bird was part of a group of three Long tailed Tit (a species that’s scarce on Beachy Head) the other two were “rosaceus” looking birds. They could be seen visiting feeders in the garden of the house situated at the top of Birling Lane. It’s worth bearing in mind the similarity of this bird to one seen at Folkestone earlier in the month.

* This and the above mentioned Folkestone bird were the forerunners of a small influx of these little gems into neighbouring Kent with occurrences at St Margaret’s Bay and Sandwich.

All shots are taken by JP. I didn’t have the camera with me today.

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Long-tailed Tit, race caudatus.

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Long-tailed Tit, race caudatus.

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Long-tailed Tit, race caudatus.

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Below showing the rear crown.

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1 Response to Northern Long-tailed Tit at Birling

  1. Bruno Rodrigues says:

    So cute!

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