Saturday, February 15, 2014

Long-tailed Tits

A bird species that I really like is the Long-tailed Tit; I saw a small flog of the birds near the Altmühlsee in southern Germany. The birds belong to the subspecies with the name Aegithalos caudatus caudatus whit a white head (the local species is Ae. caudatus europaeus with a black crown stripe) and that is common in northern or northeastern Europe. Around here they are winter migrants and in rare cases they breed.
It was a small group of 8 birds with some Marsh tits and a treecreeper. The moved fast trough the underwood and I could only make photos of individual birds


Aegithalos caudatus caudatus in Germany

Aegithalos caudatus caudatus in Germany

Long-tailed Tit in Germany

Long-tailed Bush Tit

Long-tailed Tit and Marsh Tit in Germany
Long-tailed Tit and a Marsh Tit.

Long-tailed Tit and Marsh Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

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Marsh Tit
A Marsh Tit.

treecreeper
Hidden in a tree and fast moving: A treecreeper, it was impossible to find out the species because he made no sound. 

Some other birds of the area:

Yellowhammer
A Yellowhammer.

European Robin
Hidden in the underwood a European Robin.

24 comments:

  1. The the cute Long-tailed Tits and Robin and the Yellowhammer is beautiful. Wonderful series. Thank you for linking up to Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Lovely pictures of the birds :)
    Have a nice weekend

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  3. Lovely birds all of them. The long-tailed tits are so cute.

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  4. they are about as cute a bird as you can find. :)

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  5. I do like the Long tailed Tit too. Great pictures.

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  6. Wonderful series of sweet bird photos ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  7. Those European Robins are always such a delight. Your bird images are terrific. And some...quite acrobatic.

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  8. Oh, my, the long-tailed tit is just so adorable. And I always love the robins over there.

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  9. A great serie of bird-photos!
    Great work!

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  10. The long-tails are such cute little birds! Lovely captures!

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  11. Wow, Wow♡♡♡  I wish I cold see these BEAUTIFUL birds in my area. Thank you very much for sharing with these pictures with us.

    Lots of Love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako

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  12. The little tits are adorable...in one or two photos they seem to resemble our chickadees here a bit ( Pennsylvania / USA area )

    Deb @ Homespun & Frugal Little Bungalow

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  13. Nice shots of these guys! The Marsh Tit looks a lot like our Chickadee.

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  14. long tailed tits are a favourite I havn´t seen much of this season. :( Nice shots

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  15. I love that all of your birds are so different than what we have here in the states. I learn so much from seeing all of these new species (to me) and am amazed at the beauty. This was an exciting journey, Christian. I learned and enjoyed ...

    Andrea @ FRom The Sol

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  16. Great catch, a beautiful bird!

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  17. For a little guy, that bird really does have quite the tail! He and your other birds are all lovely finds. Thank you.

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  18. Gorgeous birds and images, beautiful blog too!

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  19. Those tits are hardy and active little birds. Nice photos!

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  20. Ganz wunderbare Bilder!!
    LG, Petra

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  21. Your Treecreeper looks like familiaris from the wingtip pattern. This difference is shown in the Lars Johnson guide. Brachydactyla has more evenly spaces white spots at the tip while familiaris has a large black gap between 3rd and last spot. Another difference is the toes but they cannot be seen easily.

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