Sunday, 14 March 2010

Geat Tit (Parus major)

With extremely varied multiple calls at this time of year,
they can be confusing (the calls), there is nothing confusing
about this big bold aggressive tit.

Less agile than the smaller tits it feeds more on the ground
than some of its cousins.

It eats insects, seeds, berries and nuts, especially tree seeds
in autumn and winter and is a common visitor to bird tables.

It's nest is a cup of moss, leaves and grass in a natural hole or
nest box. It has 5-11 eggs in one brood April to May.









5 comments:

Chris said...

What a set Mike... Just wonderful, I love the last one with this little eye glimpse and also because I think it noticed you!!! Beautiful simply beautiful!!

Roy said...

Its a lovely coloured bird Mike and the thing about it is, when it arrives everyone else leaves, as it is rather bold.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Chris & Roy.
It is beautiful colours and perhaps overlooked by many.

Angad Achappa said...

Lovely set Mike. Love that first shot!
Regards,
Angad

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Angad