Monday, 5 April 2010

A Long-Tailed Tit without a tail

A pair of long-tailed tits ('tits' in general are similar to the small birds that Americans call 'chickadees' - the word used to be 'titmouse') in my parents' garden. This particular species generally feed in pairs. One of these has lost its tail, perhaps to some cat or fox or some accident. It doesn't seem to cause it any problems flying, that I can see.

1 comment:

Johanna said...

Oh Ms. H, these little ones just killed us over at Cute Overload. The post (Impossibirds) featured this shot (http://wall.alphacoders.com/images/Animal/Animal-Bird-39827.jpg).

However, there are more over at http://www.lintukuva.fi/lajikuvat/aegcau/#, including this: http://www.lintukuva.fi/lajikuvat/kuvahtml/5aegcau330.html

They just kill me. Kill me, I tell you.