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Great Tit

Parus major

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6 Comments

doggie
doggie 7 years ago

Thanks for the info Malcolm, very interesting

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Thanks Malcolm, although the one I spotted was up near Cumbria, this one that Doggie spotted was Yorkshire so it seems to be a widespread case!? Interesting about the caterpillars though!

Just been told that the yellow colouring comes from carotens which Great Tits get from caterpillars. Since Great Tits are residents and not migrants that would indicate a local cause of lack of caterpillars. No idea what may have caused that over in Yorkshire but here we had 3 huge forest fires last June which destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of montane forest and everything which lived there.

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Brilliant, thanks! nice yorkshire rose profile pic too ;-)

doggie
doggie 7 years ago

Hi Debbie
Thanks for the comment, just joined your birds of Britain mission and added the photo

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Hey doggie, nice spotting! just round the corner from me! could you please join my birds of britain mission using the following link and add this and any subsequent spottings to it please?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2236...

doggie...Alan
Spotted by
doggie...Alan

Rotherham, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Apr 30, 2013
Submitted on May 21, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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