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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephane Ballestraz (Steffleu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 26 W: 3 N: 53] (540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm APO, JPEG ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Tits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-05 15:51
Viewed: 4835
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Blue tit
Parus caeruleus
Its colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green make the blue tit one of the most attractive resident garden birds. Almost any garden with a peanut feeder will attract them and they readily breed in nestboxes. In winter they form flocks with other tit species and a garden with four or five at a bird table at any one time, may be feeding 20 or more.

Where does it live?

Mainly deciduous woodland, especially likes oak trees. Has adapted to gardens with mature trees or nestboxes. Also found in parkland, hedgerows and conifers.


Woodland birds often move into suburban gardens in severe weather.

Where to see it

A common woodland and garden bird, also seen along hedgerows and in most places with trees and bushes.

What does it eat?

Insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts.
What does it sound like?
A high pitched, trilling song; churring alarm call and high call notes.

When to see it

All year round.

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Very nice shot, great position.
Well done.

I'm very fond of tits! When I was a child in England we used to feed them in my grandmothers garden.It's lovely to see this little bird again after so long away.
Thanks for posting.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-06 23:03]

This is a beautiful capture with good sharpness and detail

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-02-20 11:27]

Magnifique image ,belle composition et en plus bien documenté bravo.

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