Crested Tits Around The Quinta

The birdlife this year has been great around the Quinta, particularly the smaller birds and whilst I was having an afternoon chilling in the garden, I could hear Crested Tits calling to each other. It has been a strange day and although the Golden Hour was approaching (the great light before sunset and after sunrise) a deep haze filled the sky so not great for photography.

However, I couldn’t help but grab the camera, as you can see, I even managed to get a shot of a male “courtship feeding” a female a caterpillar.


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Crested Tit

I was wandering around our land this morning to figure out some locations for hides when I saw a pair of Crested Tits in an Oak Tree.

Back in UK they only usually appear in the North of Scotland,  I’ve never seen one before.

Luckily, as I was scouting for hide locations, I had the camera with me so snapped this shot.

Ok, it’s not a great shot due to the messy background, but worth a share. I think this is a male as the crest is large and it has brown feathers on the underside.

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Crested Tit - D810, AF-S 500mm f/4, f/6.3, ISO800, 1/1250sec - {Flickr Link}

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