Friday, January 8, 2010

Birds in the snowy Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Eco Park

Long-tailed Tit
Aegithalos caudatus

I only ever see these in the park in winter. One of my bird books says that
their surface area is high in relation to tehir volume and that as a result
they lose heat rapidly and have difficulty staying warm in winter when insects are
hard to find for sustenance. Populations have been known to fall by 80%.

Erithacus rubecula

Blue Tit
Parus caeruleus

Blue Tit
Parus caeruleus

Little gull in winter guise
Larus minutus

It's latin name refers to the fact that it is the smallest of the gull family.

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