Long-tailed tit fledgling

This adorable baby long-tailed tit flew into the house when I opened the door. It made its way upstairs before I could capture it and cup my hands around it to carry it back outside.

 

Here, it's sitting in my daughter's school book.

 

I've always thought adult long-tailed tits were very sweet birds - but this youngster melted my heart! Seriously cute.

 

#68 in my photo-a-day project.

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Taken on May 11, 2008