Acrobats

This doesn’t look like a finely tuned athlete to me:

Blue Tit at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There’s nothing to give you the impression of suppleness or strength or agility in this tiny fluff-ball:

Blue Tit at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Yet here’s a Blue Tit using its feet to hold a peanut while perching. They do have such amazing agility:

Blue Tit at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It can’t keep its head down for too long though, due to an instinctive fear of Sparrowhawks.

Blue Tit at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Having a peanut that size, when compared to its stomach, is quite a distraction.

Blue Tit at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I really admire them:

Blue Tit at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Do you?

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