badger birds

January 13, 2011 · 3 comments

in Birds

Long Tailed Tits   |   Mesmerising Moments

What are you, all dusky pink, not husky in your chirruping flock?

Badger heads and badger tails, black and white taking flight to come and get some lunch.

I have a hunch I’ve seen you before just not this close to my back door.

I creep closer.

You know. You look.

You see my movement and check me out. Is it safe to keep eating? Of course it is, you’re just intriguing. Fluffy blobs of pinky-brown, downy almost, keeping warm your sweet sounds assail my ears.

I take a picture, quick, and disappear leaving you to feed.

You can find out more about Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalis caudatus) on the RSPB website.

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Crafty Green Poet January 13, 2011 at 21:21

oh lovely, one of my favourite birds! I’ve often come across them in woodland, I hear them and stop and then just wait and often they’ll come hopping down the branches towards me…

Meredith February 3, 2011 at 03:19

I’ve never seen these birds before — or indeed, any bird that is pink, besides the flamingo. So glad they realized you weren’t a threat and let you grab the shot!

Diana July 14, 2011 at 02:51

Oh wow they really do sort of look like badgers! I think they were too hungry to worry about you snapping one quick photo.

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