June 07, 2013

Statues: they aren't just for pigeons anymore.

We saw this great tit on a statue in the Netherlands this spring.
We were at a family wedding and took time to do some birding.

The great tit is about 6 inches long and its fileld marks included yellow underparts with a black central band, glossy black head with big white cheek patches, moss green back and a narrow white wink bar on blue-grey wings.

It is one of the more colourful birds that we saw in europe.

Parus major

1 comment:

heavy hedonist said...

I never know what type those small birds are-- I see them around, with their odd way of flying, and I'm mystified.