Thursday, 5 July 2012

Great Tits - House Sparrow

This morning I spent some time watching adult Great Tits feeding a brood of three or four fledglings. I wonder if this is a second hatching or a pair who left things late in getting started.
They were right down the bottom of the garden so this is a small crop:
 
Who ordered the chopped peanut?
Great Tit Parent and Fledgling

The House Sparrows which nest under the tiles of my property have raised quite a few babies and the parents are used to me walking right under their nesting site. This adult male was quite content for me to get reasonably close for a portrait shot:

House Sparrow

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. The closeup of the sparrow is great.

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  2. What lovely photos John! A great capture of the Great Tits and beautiful close up of the House Sparrow. Glad to read they are doing well there. I havre seen more in my garden lately and I think I read their numbers are gradually improving :-)

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    1. Thank you Jan. I have enough House Sparrows here to set up a shop!

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  3. That's quite a mouth on that baby Great Tit.

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    1. And only half open in that shot Keith ;)

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  4. Those Tits are so beautiful Jim! And you've done the Sparrow proud with your photograph!

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    1. Thank you Maree. It makes a change to get close enough to a wild bird to get a nice clear photo.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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