Long-Tailed Tits – forty years ago in my nature notebooks

I love the description of Long-Tailed Tits that I wrote in my nature notebooks forty years ago:

Long Tailed Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They really are a very small bodied bird with a remarkably long tail. They look just like fuzzy lollipops.

Long-Tailed Tits - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

The patterns on their tails are interesting. So are their fluffy faces.

Long-Tailed Tits - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Here’s my drawing from when I was 12 years old:

Long Tailed Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It still looks quite accurate.

Long-Tailed Tits - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

I’d like to see much more of them.

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