Sunday, November 12, 2006

Return Of The Tits

I know what you're thinking. But the Great Tit (parus major), also known as la mésange charbonnière in French, is just a bird. Every winter, our local population hangs out feeding on the seeds and suet balls we put out.

Here are a couple of tits enjoying their mid-day meal:

The blue tit is a pretty bird, with a yellow breast and a mostly white face contrasting with blue-gray plumage on its back and on top - it's smaller than the great tit.

A great tit lands on the suet ball. It has a much darker face and a black streak down the center of its breast.

Along with the tits, we get many robins. French robins, that is. They're about the same size as tits with a red/orange breast. They're called rouge-gorges in French. I'll try to get some photos of them as winter approaches.

1 comment:

  1. Nope, my first thought was of little birds, really :-). Nice photos!

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