Saturday, October 23, 2010

Great Tit


A Great Tit, Hampton Court, London, UK; 4/5/10.
While exploring the grounds around the Hampton Court Palace, London, UK, I was specifically looking for birds that I would not be able to see in the States, and lucked out when I saw this distinctive bird with a black head and neck and prominent white cheeks, olive upperparts and yellow underparts. The Great Tit (Above) is related to the Chickadee family and is well distributed over Europe and north Africa through all of Asia, India and Sri Lanka to Japan and south to parts of Indonesia. The Great Tit has adapted well to human changes in the environment and is a common and familiar bird in urban parks and gardens.

A Great Tit, Hampton Court, London, UK; 4/5/10.

1 comment:

tammymcchesney said...

What a beautiful little guy...love his color and markings! Wish we had those here!