Not often the Long-Tailed Tits hang around long enough in my garden for me to snap them with my digital camera through my hastily aimed and focused spotting scope.
Earlier today, a little flock of them breezed through, adults and juveniles. Giggling round the suet feeders. Swarming up and down the herbaceous borders, twittering pinkish brown and white dynamos attached to a cleft black tail like a ruler with white calibrations on the edges! Then they were gone again, this little family of half a dozen.
I'd never make it with the paparazzi, but I hope you'll enjoy my amateur shots of these tiny stars!
|Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) at my suet feeder near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK|
|Long-tailed Tit (right) sharing the suet slab with a Robin|
|Acrobatic Long-tailed Tit with suet pellet gripped in its claw as it nibbled the treat|