Tuesday, April 03, 2007

a pair of tits

Last October I posted a picture of a long-tailed tit on the rosebush outside my window.





Now there's a couple come back



They've been chirruping incessantly outside



flying up on to the window,







hovering by the wheelie bins



and generally making their presence felt.



a pair of tits
sing a song of springtime
chit chum cherup



a contribution by Gerald England to the spring song theme at One Deep Breath.

Update: Wednesday 4th April.

One of the tits has been tapping at my window again this morning; in fact it has been slightly annoying. Here I've been typing away at the computer and then suddenlt I'm interupted by this rap, tap, rap on the window.

I briefly saw three of them balancing on the telephone wire.

More information on these birds can be found at British Garden Birds, where you can listen to a recording of their song and call.

15 comments:

  1. Lovely.
    I think long tailed tits are my favourite.
    Without their tails they'd hardly be there.

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  2. hello!

    what a wonderful, lovely blog

    beautiful words and gorgeous pictures

    life doesn't get much better than this - thank you so much for commenting chez moi, now I can enjoy chez vous!

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  3. I'm surprised there are only 2; they usually appear more mob-handed than that!

    We're hosting coal, blue and great tits in the garden and I think two pairs of blues have started working on the two nesting boxes.

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  4. love the musicality of the haiku (wonderful photos)
    john

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  5. Love the pics.
    Mating is a wonderful thing to celebrate.
    rel

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  6. Oh my goodnes- what beautiful little birds!

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  7. I can certainly hear their song...and I loved the photos!

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  8. Gerald, your pictures are so interesting, one looks as if we are beneath. I've never seen one knowingly, is your poem really descriptive of their song, or poetic license?

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  9. One of my favourite birds - so nice to see these photos. I like the way you reproduce their song in your haiku!

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  10. That is another bird I have not seen. I had not seen a Wood Thrush in 44 years and then saw one last week. I never got its picture though. Ilike your photos and attempts to get the bird. I am not sure what your camera equipment is but I think you did a good job. I like them.

    Thanks for coming around. I appreciate seeing you there.

    Brookville Daily Photo

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  11. I live in a suburb close to central London and we have a green and a pond

    the other day there was a sparrow hawk fluttering about in the trees - and then it came down to the ground and almost ran around pecking at things in the grass

    I thought this was quite unusual

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  12. Hello!
    Thanks for you work, very nice, and have a good weekend.

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