Thursday, 15 September 2011

Pure Azure?

Very interesting bird!  Does this Azure Tit look-a-likey have some Blue Tit in it?  What's it doing in Buckinghamshire, in late August-early September?  Do people keep them as cage birds?  Lots of questions surround this bird however stunning it looks.

Edit - so it would appear, thanks to local birders investigations, this is an escaped Yellow-breasted Tit.  Close, but no Arctic cigar!

1 comment:

  1. Informative shots - well done Steve. Its not what you know... ;)

    A lot of support on BF for Pleske's (Blue x Azure) but personally I'm struggling to find many Blue features & wonder if (escaped, malnourished) Yellow-breasted Tit? Certainly kept in captivity over here.


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