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long tailed tit - did not live up to its name.

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Old Sunday 26th January 2003, 12:15   #1
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long tailed tit - did not live up to its name.

I was out in my garden this morning when along with all the bluetits visiting I saw a long-tailed tit.

Unfortunatly for me he or she did not stay long enough. As I was in the garden I scared it away very quickly.

I must say that it was the first time I have seen one visit my garden and I usually see then at work on weekends, when it's quiet.

So the long tailed tit did not stay long at all. Maybe next time.

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Old Sunday 26th January 2003, 19:27   #2
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i have up to 16 long tailed tits visiting daily, and today i counted 8 on the bird table(eating crushed peanuts).I saw a few that were alot darker than the others, why is this?
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Old Sunday 26th January 2003, 21:53   #3
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Ah, seb_seb! You of all people should know that we live in a multicultural society! :)

Vicky LTTs do tend to flit about a lot. Some days we get 'em and some days we don't! The chances are that you will hear them more often than you see 'em as they tend to move around from tree to tree in search of food at some height above the ground.
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Old Sunday 26th January 2003, 22:09   #4
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LTTs can be very tame, and stay on the feeders even if you stand quite close to them, at least the ones that visit me, do so. But may be they know me and my ways!
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