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parus major

  1. Great Tit

    Great Tit

    More photos from my recent Euro trip. If I get the wrong ID, please correct me in the comments. I know very little about euro birds.
  2. Great Tit finishing off a Christmas treat

    Great Tit finishing off a Christmas treat

    Not much left of this "fat muffin". Those disappear quite quickly.
  3. Christmas birds - Great Tit

    Christmas birds - Great Tit

    I've finally reached the end of my 2023 posts. Here are three who visited my feeders (including extra sheaves of oats and home-made fatballs and stuffed coconuts) on Christmas Eve. There were a few other species visiting as well through the winter - the occasional Willow Tit, some Bullfinches...
  4. Peanut lover

    Peanut lover

    A handsome Great Tit filling his tummy on the peanuts at our Mause feeders. I think the tree in the background makes a rather nice colourful backdrop, Not sure which type of pine it is.
  5. Great Tit

    Great Tit

    Came and sat nice and close to me!
  6. Great tit

    Great tit

  7. Great tit with neck injury?

    Great tit with neck injury?

    A great tit seen at RSPB Fairburn Ings with possible injury to nape of its neck.
  8. Great Tit

    Great Tit

  9. Not so big, big boy

    Not so big, big boy

    They really can look large at times can't they. Great Tit are reliable regulars at the feeding station up at Mause (and the other one too, lower down), unlike at home where they've always been very occasional, though becoming a little more regular now, though very far from daily.
  10. The favourites with friends

    The favourites with friends

    Everybody loves Long-tailed Tits, so I can't resist photographing them when I catch them at the feeders. Just in case you're not sure, there's 4 and a bit of them, along with a Coal Tit and a Great Tit. Strangely we've not had them back at the Mause feeders up the hill this winter yet, even...
  11. Great tit

    Great tit

    two years since the last one so about time for a GT
  12. Great Tit

    Great Tit

  13. Great Tit

    Great Tit

  14. Nervous Blue tit around the nest

    Nervous Blue tit around the nest

    Nervous Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) around the nest arguing with a Great tit (Parus major)
  15. Still in the yellow

    Still in the yellow

    Early July and juvenile Great Tits are independently feeding while still showing their yellowish white plumage. I wanted to tell you the story of the log feeder he was using. I'd had it a few years to use in the garden, the birds loved it and I couldn't keep up with refilling it. All the tits...
  16. Birds in snow - 1

    Birds in snow - 1

    OMG! Has it really been 2 1/2 months since I last posted? I need to get a grip here! Luckily, I don't have a lot of share-worthy photos to catch up on. But here are a handful from Mar 25, back when we still had snow. Here's a Great Tit in what, for most of you, will be an unusual habitat...
  17. SF - Please hold me, I'm falling 👀

    SF - Please hold me, I'm falling 👀

    They had a brawl.
  18. Great Tit

    Great Tit

    Enjoying a few peanuts, on a windy day.
  19. Great grey owl and great tit

    Great grey owl and great tit

  20. Great Tit

    Great Tit

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  21. Table manners

    Table manners

    At our new feeders I spotted a Great Tit on a branch eating a seed. This is the the tit species favourite method of eating. Get a seed and fly to a branch, holding it between his toes to peck at it. Thanks to Ann (Doc Duck) for pointing this out to me many years ago.
  22. GTs brawl

    GTs brawl

    Two's company, three's a crowd. They had a serious dispute, fights included. My only "sharp" shot.
  23. Great Tit

    Great Tit

    On the substation roof last year. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  24. Christmast treats 2

    Christmast treats 2

    Another Xmas tradition here is to bake 7 varieties of cookies for Xmas. At least one of those varieties is usually deep fat fried. And of course you're not supposed to pour the leftover fat down the drain. So I fill some muffins forms with bird seed and pour the leftover fat into those to make...
  25. Great Tit

    Great Tit

    Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John