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Boof

As suggested in the Terrace, I've created a poll to find JKB's favourite tit.

 

BLUE TIT

Blue tit on branch

 

COAL TIT

Coal tit

 

CRESTED TIT

Crested tit

 

GREAT TIT

Great tit

 

LONG-TAILED TIT

Long tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

 

MARSH TIT

Marsh Tit

 

WILLOW TIT

Willow tit, Parus montanus

 

ST JOHNSTONE

St Johnstone F.C. - Wikipedia

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Lovecraft

Great tit.

 

I get loads in the back garden.  Lovely little bird.

 

Blue tits are cool too.  Brave little buggers.

 

 

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Dawnrazor

Long Tailed or Bearded.

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Gone

The left one

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Boof
16 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

Long Tailed or Bearded.

 

Every day's a school day, eh? I was hoping I hadn't missed one (bearded) so had a quick Google and it seems, although it sometimes gets called a bearded tit, it's actually a bearded reedling and not related to the tit family.

 

And if anyone chooses Marsh as their favourite...Kym is NOT included :lol: 

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Lemongrab

You could have had a picture of TW for the St Johnstone one.

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The Real Maroonblood

Disappointed when I opened this thread.

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Irufushi

All lovely looking tits but I went with the blue tit .

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Nucky Thompson
26 minutes ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

Disappointed when I opened this thread.

This.

I've no interest in the feathered variety 

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Salad Fingers

Obviously the wee Bluey. See one almost daily in the tree outside our window.

 

Makes a nice change to pigeons in the roof space and seagulls dive bombing you in the street. Arseholes. 

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The Real Maroonblood
18 minutes ago, Nucky Thompson said:

This.

I've no interest in the feathered variety 

👍

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Jambo-Jimbo

The winner (loser) will be the one that aussie's new cat eats first.  :laugh:

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NANOJAMBO
1 hour ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

Disappointed when I opened this thread.

I'll give it 24 hours. 

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Cade

A sunday afternoon tom tit.

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Der Kaiser

Robins over tits....

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Locky
1 hour ago, Jeff said:

The left one

Who's left?

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Morgan
1 hour ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

Disappointed when I opened this thread.

Tit.  

 

:) 

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Morgan
1 minute ago, Locky said:

Who's left?

Yours.

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The Real Maroonblood
10 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Tit.  

 

:) 

:lol:

Memories of a certain dentist.

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Locky
10 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Yours.

It's probably the one with the least peripheral hair.

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Morgan
1 minute ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

:lol:

Memories of a certain dentist.

It was just about in your eye, wasn’t it?

 

Och, Hazel, just take all my teeth out.  Slowly.

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The Real Maroonblood
1 minute ago, Morgan said:

It was just about in your eye, wasn’t it?

 

Och, Hazel, just take all my teeth out.  Slowly.

:lol:

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Morgan
3 minutes ago, Locky said:

It's probably the one with the least peripheral hair.

Anyway.

 

Mars?

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Locky
1 minute ago, Morgan said:

Anyway.

 

Mars?

Plastic.

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Morgan
2 minutes ago, Locky said:

Plastic.

Righto.

 

:lol: 

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ri Alban
6 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

The winner (loser) will be the one that aussie's new cat eats first.  :laugh:

:rofl:

Don't worry, there's a bell going on her collar. 

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Harry Potter
12 hours ago, Boof said:

 

Every day's a school day, eh? I was hoping I hadn't missed one (bearded) so had a quick Google and it seems, although it sometimes gets called a bearded tit, it's actually a bearded reedling and not related to the tit family.

 

And if anyone chooses Marsh as their favourite...Kym is NOT included :lol: 

Great pictures Boof.

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Lemongrab
12 hours ago, Der Kaiser said:

Robins over tits....

...or the Robin RedBREAST, to give it its sunday name.

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Stuart Lyon

This wee bird flew into our house a few weeks ago. I walked up to it and it let me lift it up and place it on the outside window sill where it sat for a few minutes before flying away to a nearby cherry tree.

Blue Tit.jpeg

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jonesy

Love seeing a pair of tits, especially if there’s a well-trimmed bush nearby. 

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highlandjambo3
17 hours ago, Jeff said:

The left one

Haha...didn’t take long in the thread....

that’s exactly what I was going to say, just had a quick scan to see if anyone else had posted, deep down I knew someone had

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Lemongrab
4 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

This wee bird flew into our house a few weeks ago. I walked up to it and it let me lift it up and place it on the outside window sill where it sat for a few minutes before flying away to a nearby cherry tree.

Blue Tit.jpeg

Is that it ready to fly away?  If so, check your house, it might have left a leg behind.

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Hector Riva
Posted (edited)

Tits out in Torrremolinos. Brave wee buggers38HM2s5PdFeyGZdlphaR7a3oM3EuEXpLPlq-abCJbkS1u5VUNv5lseaywpNbT266cN_7T-YZqJ6fp3HDys_pU6xXR7CUAPNd-tq3yxzlVMIgp-MBd9muss2iKeGZtlfOIGAEDPB9m3SARhVh8eNuCwMX3sC58y2oEt36JjLOJ4WlwL1M32EOpUr-v7kOeK5BwkL_NdhELaLVpKCcPXYhZCQuTz5Arjm5OMlXw2LNx-wOnjxTiemB8SdniBhClzIHHQIuN8AA6IO0tvC77gmDz3CkTHb7nElfaiG9jflbeH3PhV3ZCeLZQapUs6ZmzwCjL1jaeZ5VmRhR6xtm_0HqjqVz45h6lfdd7wQRp094xHYQKm1_XzRyVqvFo6v3RifqciNNzxEdNwCzoXSHpUDqO706pQoiHIeTgWwTtoel83ploWJ9wOTd-bNxQD8cDs9uazESfIy3p9AcQ3UqnGY4syMmzkZzVgBBkTeGM2WQSb1wF7KsuQVfIRFe4JoUiOl317aK0zwyzMr6juVerkRYE8umyADnW5phhyDdate0lW6vKOaGpHv_bMSV5swFTMHqtgPO_Cc250cAIaX5pLqyDxtfmL4fITDpOjEmXu8JyJOMIhJ2lGKw6RjMeDKKXTqir4uRO7pKFsIxWkQCmOF2NVx1wgvlOrvgWyuzIlWOk8saOBzhLxNgNviW5QiYQQ=w1112-h625-no?authuser=0rs 

Edited by Hector Riva

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scottishguy
Bluetit 3

Love these wee characters. Get all of them in my garden apart from the crested

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Salad Fingers
5 hours ago, jonesy said:

Love seeing a pair of tits, especially if there’s a well-trimmed bush nearby. 

 

Lockdown has seen a rise in out out of control bushes, the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1970s. 

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Dawnrazor
1 minute ago, Salad Fingers said:

 

Lockdown has seen a rise in out out of control bushes, the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1970s. 

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jonesy
8 minutes ago, Salad Fingers said:

 

Lockdown has seen a rise in out out of control bushes, the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1970s. 

Your research is appreciated. Any photographic evidence?

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Stuart Lyon
3 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

Is that it ready to fly away?  If so, check your house, it might have left a leg behind.

No it had 2 legs on take off!

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Jamhammer
Posted (edited)

Sorry to take the thread in a weird direction but I have some coal tits in the back garden. They have quite a distinctive song and I tracked it down via the RSPB website.

 

When my Mum passed away I went home to Wales and, when at my sisters in Snowdonia before the funeral I went into her back garden and was a bit upset. Cue a coal tit singing in the distance.

 

A few days later I visited the meadow behind the crematorium where her ashes were going to be scattered, I sat on a bench there and broke my heart. Cue a coal tit singing nearby

 

My Mum was a miners daughter.

 

Many cultures believe relatives, in the shape of birds visit the bereaved.

 

I dunno but it certainly helped me out when I was a bit lost.

 

Anyway, back to the tits and bushes jokes

Edited by Jamhammer

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Dawnrazor
Just now, Jamhammer said:

Sorry to take the thread in a weird direction but I have some coal tits in the back garden. They have quite a distinctive son and I tracked it down via the RSPB website.

When my Mum passed away I went home to Wales and, when at my sisters in Snowdonia before the funeral I went into her back garden and was a bit upset. Cue a coal tit singing in the distance.

A few days later I visited the meadow behind the crematorium where her ashes were going to be scattered, I sat on a bench there and broke my heart. Cue a coal tit singing nearby

My Mum was a miners daughter.

 

Many cultures believe relatives, in the shape of birds visit the bereaved.

 

I dunno but it certainly helped me out when I was a bit lost.

 

Anyway, back to the tits and bushes jokes

I understand completely what you're saying, bird song can be so evocative, it's the first Curlew that gets me but all the upland birds and their songs keep me going sometimes.

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Jamhammer
6 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

I understand completely what you're saying, bird song can be so evocative, it's the first Curlew that gets me but all the upland birds and their songs keep me going sometimes.

I came out of work the other day and there was a blackbird singing it's heart out over the road. I actually sat in the car with the window down listening to it for a bit. Beautiful

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Auld Reekin'

A lovely pair of boobies...

 

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:thumbsup:

 

Other than the above, my favourite tit is a finch:

 

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hmfcbilly

Never voted but I like great tits and see thats an option

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Craig_

I've always liked a shag on the rocks. 

 

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Boof
1 hour ago, Jamhammer said:

Sorry to take the thread in a weird direction but I have some coal tits in the back garden. They have quite a distinctive song and I tracked it down via the RSPB website.

 

When my Mum passed away I went home to Wales and, when at my sisters in Snowdonia before the funeral I went into her back garden and was a bit upset. Cue a coal tit singing in the distance.

 

A few days later I visited the meadow behind the crematorium where her ashes were going to be scattered, I sat on a bench there and broke my heart. Cue a coal tit singing nearby

 

My Mum was a miners daughter.

 

Many cultures believe relatives, in the shape of birds visit the bereaved.

 

I dunno but it certainly helped me out when I was a bit lost.

 

Anyway, back to the tits and bushes jokes

 

Nice. Thanks for sharing...not weird at all.

 

Arctic tern is my signpost of impending summer.

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jonnothejambo
Posted (edited)
22 hours ago, Der Kaiser said:

Robins over tits....

 

Yep. We have had three nests in our ivy hedge this year and it was fascinating to watch the parents feeding the chicks from afar. Probably the same birds as they are very territorial.

 

Beautiful wee industrious birds. 

 

If we were sitting in the garden the parents would sit on our fence just a few feet away from us before heading into the nest at the other side of the garden.

 

Almost like they trusted us. 

Edited by jonnothejambo

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jonesy
1 hour ago, Jamhammer said:

Sorry to take the thread in a weird direction but I have some coal tits in the back garden. They have quite a distinctive song and I tracked it down via the RSPB website.

 

When my Mum passed away I went home to Wales and, when at my sisters in Snowdonia before the funeral I went into her back garden and was a bit upset. Cue a coal tit singing in the distance.

 

A few days later I visited the meadow behind the crematorium where her ashes were going to be scattered, I sat on a bench there and broke my heart. Cue a coal tit singing nearby

 

My Mum was a miners daughter.

 

Many cultures believe relatives, in the shape of birds visit the bereaved.

 

I dunno but it certainly helped me out when I was a bit lost.

 

Anyway, back to the tits and bushes jokes

Lovely post, nice story to read.

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Morgan
3 hours ago, Jamhammer said:

Sorry to take the thread in a weird direction but I have some coal tits in the back garden. They have quite a distinctive song and I tracked it down via the RSPB website.

 

When my Mum passed away I went home to Wales and, when at my sisters in Snowdonia before the funeral I went into her back garden and was a bit upset. Cue a coal tit singing in the distance.

 

A few days later I visited the meadow behind the crematorium where her ashes were going to be scattered, I sat on a bench there and broke my heart. Cue a coal tit singing nearby

 

My Mum was a miners daughter.

 

Many cultures believe relatives, in the shape of birds visit the bereaved.

 

I dunno but it certainly helped me out when I was a bit lost.

 

Anyway, back to the tits and bushes jokes

Aw man, you just do this, don’t you?

 

:sad: 

 

Brilliant wee story.

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