Thursday, October 11, 2007


A few days ago, Abe Lincoln published pictures of some american chickadees on his bird blog.

That reminded me that I had some pics, albeit not well focused, of the most common chickadee we see here. Here in europe, chickadees aren't called chickadees (I'm assuming that's an american english term). This is the parus major (great tit in english, koolmees in dutch).

Those of you with a keen eye will see that, given the buds on the tree, this picture isn't recent. It was taken last March.

Although this shot was taken in the Meijendel dunes, these little guys are very common around our house. Their chatter is a welcome change from the loud cackles of the crows and parakeets that wake us up every morning.


lv2scpbk said...

Pretty bird. I also like your horse photo alot.

Rambling Round said...

A nice shot of what appears to be a well-fed bird.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool capture! I love birds! Nice color!

Hyde DP said...

This is very similar to the longtailed tit - had a few using the bird-feeder on the ruse-bush outside my window - I plan to post a picture of one on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Your bird seems to be more round and perhaps larger than those we have here. I did post a pair of them or of the two we have -- the Carolina and the Black-capped. They are nice birds and do make sounds different from all the other birds we have. Our birds are confined to the United States and some of Canada.

Neva said...

It really looks like they are similar....I would expect Abe to know the difference!!!

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