Evasively Cute

As mentioned previously, tufted tits (more correctly, European crested tits) have been a tough customer for me. They are shy and hyperactive, plus their camouflage markings make them difficult to see, as they prefer to remain in the hedgerow as opposed to coming out in the open. So today’s exemplar is uncooperative. In other words, find that tit!

Such a pretty little bird, as you can see… (c) rq

A little bit of yoga, to stretch the neck and spot those seeds! (c) rq

Not looking at you… (c) rq

Unfortunately, that’s the best I could do. I really love them, but they could manage to hold still long enough, couln’t they…?

Here’s someone else’s photo to get a better view:

And in honour of today’s Perseverance rover landing (hopefully!) On Mars – David Bowie’s “Life on Mars.



  1. says

    They are pretty rare here and I haven’t seen any this year. But I briefly saw the long tailed tits and the marsh tits. I’d been worried about them.

  2. Nightjar says

    They are very rare here and I saw one for the first time in my life last weekend. Good timing too, since I was participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, so it got counted!

  3. Tethys says

    It’s head crest does look quite similar to a Tufted Titmouse in shape, though the Crested Tits stripes are very stylish.

    The brown back with white belly blends perfectly with the branches and snow.

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