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Going nuts

Going nuts
著作権: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
ジャンル: Animals
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2006-02-24
カテゴリー: Birds
カメラ: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, takeMS CF 1GB, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Tits [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2006-02-25 6:11
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If you cannot go to the birds the birds have to come
to you - so i hung up some peanut-balls and other
treats for the birds in a tree right in front of
my office window.
the only birds to show up within 3 days were Blue Tits.
so the following series will be of one of the cutest
birds, the Blue Tit.

The Blue Tit Parus caeruleus (syn. Cyanistes
caeruleus), is a 10.5 to 12 cm long passerine bird in
the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common
resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic
Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed
woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do
not migrate.

The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing
through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the
chin, give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance.
The forehead, eyestreak, and a bar on the wing are
also white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the
back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly
sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The
bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides
dark brown. The young are much yellower than the old

This is a common and popular European garden bird, due
to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on
nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling
tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.

The song period lasts almost all the year round, but
is most often heard during February to June.

It will nest in any suitable hole in a tree, wall, or
stump, or an artificial nest box, often competing with
House Sparrows or Great Tits for the site. Few birds
more readily accept the shelter of a nesting box; the
same hole is returned to year after year, and when one
pair dies another takes possession.

The bird is a close sitter, hissing and biting at an
intruding finger. When protecting its eggs it raises
its crest, but this is a sign of excitement rather
than anger, for it is also elevated during nuptial
display. The nesting material is usually moss, wool,
hair and feathers, and the eggs are laid in April or
May. The number in the clutch is often very large, but
seven or eight are normal, and bigger clutches are
usually laid by two or even more hens.

The Blue Tit is a valuable destroyer of pests, though
it has not an entirely clean sheet as a beneficial
species. It is fond of young buds of various trees,
and may pull them to bits in the hope of finding
insects. No species, however, destroys more coccids
and aphids, the worst foes of many plants. It takes
leaf miner grubs and green tortrix moths. Seeds are
eaten, as with all this family.


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Ingenious ploy, Thor!
The result is evident: great shot from your office window, I presume.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-25 9:00]

Hai Thor ,Good action shot ,good compositie
and colours ,good job nice weekend Teunie .

Great idea Thor!
Nice composition and exciting colors!

Hallo Thorsten,
da ist Dir ein sehr schnes Foto einer Blaubmeise gelungen. Gratulation. Sehr gute Sch舐fe und natrliche Farben. Der Hintergrund hebt die Meise schn hervor. Eine rundum gelungene Komposition. Danke Dir fr dieses Bild. Ich wnsche Dir ein schnes Wochenende.

Hi Thor,

Going nuts is a perfect title for this Photo. Great DOV, POV, colors are great, thanks for sharing.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-04-13 4:43]

Hey Thorsten,
excellent shot, well timed and good detail :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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