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Because of Covid-19 we are not allowed to entertain visitors in our homes - but who would want to stop a pretty little creature like a Blue Tit from at least visiting their garden?

This little fellow (or girl?) was having a quick rest after pecking away at some peanuts in a feeder and I managed to shoot him/her (with my camera!) from our kitchen window.

The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small bird (average length 12cm, wingspan 18cm and weight 11 grams) and is also very common with an estimated 20 to 44 million pairs throughout Europe. They can be seen at any time of year in Britain. Their diet consists of insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts.

They also move incredibly quickly - which makes photographing them both difficult and very frustrating!

ISO 1600, 1/800 sec at f/5.6, focal length 400mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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