Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Tag: long-tail tits

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I’ve been watching a pair of long-tail tits begin their courtship process. These delicate little birds are one of Britain’s earliest breeders. They begin pairing up in late January and early December and by Valentine’s Day many of them have already begun nesting. You often see the courting couple chasing one another through hedgerows at this time.  Both male and female birds have a soft, pinky plumage and together make a very ‘pretty’ pair – […]

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I was in the greenhouse preparing seed beds with my daughter Lily when she announced, in a judgmental tone that only young children can command, that the greenhouse was ‘full of cobwebs’. I explained that I left them there deliberately for the long-tailed tits to use to build their nests from. She was fascinated as I showed her how these beautiful little birds weave a soft, delicate nest out of lichen, moss or sheep’s wool […]


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