Morning Dog Walk: Long-Tailed Tits

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I take a camera along on my Dog Walks to bring you some of the sightings that I see on my morning walks, these photos are rarely going to be great quality as its hard enough keeping an energetic Dog entertained and get close enough to anything. They also help me identify where species are so that I can plan to return.

This morning I was standing under the tree that has a resident Melodious Warbler (see here) and a flock of Long-Tailed Tits came passing through. They really didn’t care that I was there and the first photo, the bird is very close.

It is very common to see flocks of Long-Tailed Tits moving from tree to tree eating as many little bugs as they can find. The Melodious Warbler did it’s best to defend its tree but was out-numbered and the Long-Tailed Tits hopped from branch to branch feeding and then moved to a nearby Fig Tree to continue.

The Algarve has the darker variety of Long-Tailed Tit, and the young is even more interesting with its brown head. Also notice it has red eyelids whereas the adult has yellow.

Adult Long-Tailed Tit

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