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Pictures of Willow tit (Poecile montana) – A fearless bird

November 8th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Pictures of Willow tit (Poecile montana) on feeder
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera November 8th 2007. Click image for larger view.

In these pictures you can see willow tit birds (Poecile montana). It was amazing to see how fearless these birds are. I could stand 1 meter away from the willow tit and photograph it. I was even able to use my flash, as they got used to it after a couple of shots. I have to try if they will eat from my hand.

Notice the falling sunflower seed in bottom left corner of the first picture. The willow tit kept filling it’s small beak with lots of seeds, but some fell out 😉
I have been observing the birds as they hide seeds so they food during the winter. I been reading about the black capped chickadee (a bird living on the American continent that look very much like the willow tit) and it’s said that it can remember thousands of hiding spots. I wouldn’t be surprised if the willow tit have the same capability.
The nature is amazing 🙂

Pictures of Willow tit (Poecile montana) on ground
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera November 8th 2007. Click image for larger view.

Check out my other bird photos here.

Information about the pictures:
Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100 and 400
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Flash used
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Birds · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Willow Tit

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobbie // Nov 8, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    That’s funny — as soon as I saw the photo of this bird I thought, “Hmm that looks a lot alike a chickadee.” And it does!

    Nice stop-action on that falling seed, LOL.

  • 2 Nadia // Nov 9, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Ah que pássaro lindinho!!

  • 3 kml // Nov 9, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    These little guys do look like our dear little chickadees! The chickadee will eat out of your hand if you are patient enough, so your little willow tit may also. I put the seeds in my palm, with the hand open flat. It feels neat when their little feet hang on. I want to laugh from the joy of it, but I hold it in so I don’t scare them. Let us know how you make out with them! Enjoy!

  • 4 E: Olsen // Nov 10, 2007 at 1:35 am

    Fint fanget morsom med frøet som faller.

  • 5 mariano // Nov 10, 2007 at 5:02 am

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  • 6 rhyan // Nov 10, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    With this clear photo, I am starting to put Olympus E500 in my wishlist :D.

  • 7 Mark // Nov 13, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Nice one Thomas, it’s not often you can get that close to birds, but i suppose if they are hungry and see you are no threat . Do you think that they could be related to squirrels…lol

    Cheers Mark

  • 8 missy // Nov 13, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    nice shots.. they are stinking cute i tell ya… you must have a REALLY nice camera to get those shots.. and it’s amazing they are not afraid of you getting too close.. i love the label you put… FEARLESS BIRD!

  • 9 ddoza // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Wow! 1miter.. and using flash. – 0 -;;;
    It’s amazing bird and photo.

  • 10 Kerri // Nov 15, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Very pretty! I too thought of the Chickadee that we have over here in the US.

  • 11 vaggelis vlahos // Nov 16, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Great captures as all the others of this wonderful blog. well done

  • 12 petunia // Nov 16, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Hei! Et nydelig bilde av en granmeis eller er det en løvmeis? Klarer aldri se forskjellen på dem. Du har ikke noen bilder av ravn da? Min ynglingsfugl…. i følge de jeg bor med, så må jeg ha vært heks i et tidligere liv:)
    Har du noen erfaring med Cannon sitt G9 kamera?? Er det noe å statse på?

  • 13 My photo blog // Nov 18, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    wow, pretty damn good. I love first photo, composition is nice, but it seems to be abit blurry. What lens do u use?

  • 14 lukxiufung // Nov 23, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    The 1st photo looks great! I like it!!!!