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Blue Tits

Hides and garden birds - The Hall of Einar

Hides and garden birds

In Italy we visit Lago di Alviano and enjoy their small birds’ hide. The hide is large and L-shaped, there’s furniture in …

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

11 grammes of joy

Blue Tits weigh 11 grammes, although it’s a little more when one’s fully laden with an egg. Try describing a Blue Tit: …

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

Blue Tits

The Blue Tit’s scientific name is Cyanistes caeruleus. Cyanistes is from the Ancient Greek World kuanos meaning dark blue, which is the …

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

Bringing home the sausage

This Blue Tit is a thrill in this light: It has a wonderful crest with a beautiful powder blue iridescence. Blue Tits …

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

Blue Tit blue day

I’ve not been out of the house for a few days. I’ve been sitting in listening to the spout of water coming …

Antonella Papa - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Grotesque

It was my birthday this week and unusually I’ve been able to see my birthday present being made in front of me. …

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

Portraits in beautiful light

What are the chances that a period of time when many people have to stay indoors to avoid a deadly pandemic should …

Wood Pigeon - Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Little and Large

I’ve found that the best way of avoiding people is to go out early. And then go as far away from people …

Daisy Nook

Return to Daisy Nook

In a time before the lockdown I visited Daisy Nook Country Park. It’s in Failsworth, which is a great place to have …

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

Blue Tits #2

I’m delighted to be spending time with Blue Tits in the forest here at Lago di Alviano. These don’t have metal rings …

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

Blue Tits #1

Finally! Some decent light. Aren’t Blue Tits fantastic? This one has a raised crest to die for: They’ve got to be one …

Blue Tit - RSPB Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Checking for Sparrowhawks

The life of a Blue Tit is short and full of peril. Their average lifespan is between two and three years. The …

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

Acrobats

This doesn’t look like a finely tuned athlete to me: There’s nothing to give you the impression of suppleness or strength or …

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

A Blue Tit master of chiaroscuro

Bird photography is all about closeness and light. Sometimes the two arrive together and provide the perfect combination. This Blue Tit shows …

Blue Tit - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Ultra Violet Tits

There are Blue Tits galore in the trees in this Italian forest. Their Italian name is Cinciarella, pronounced Chin-char-ella. Their beaks are …

RSPB Ham Wall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Somersettee

We’ve had a trip to Somerset. We left sunny Devon on the only sunny day forecast this week and arrived to thick …

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

Blue Tit in the forest

It’s beautiful light in the forest as a Blue Tit approaches: A cloud obscures the sun and the colours of this bird …

Holly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mining Holly leaves

Out in the woods I’m surrounded by the familiar shape of Holly bushes, Ilex aquifolium. It’s also a familiar feeling as the …

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

Blue Tits

Blue Tits weren’t always called Blue Tits. They were once called Titmice or Titmouse. The mice or mouse in their name doesn’t …

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

Blue Tit in the snow

Snow has been falling all afternoon and delicate powdery flakes have been cushioning the world into a different, eerie, soft and soundless …

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

Blue Tits with big bellies

I love Blue Tits. I’m used to seeing them in Devon. Here they are in Italy: This one so is immaculately groomed …

Chaffinch - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Birds in the park

I’ve got a few hours spare this afternoon and the weather is bright. The forecasts are for dull weather for days, so …