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I was join a birdwatching tour in 04/06 ~ 04/24.

The location is Costa Rica, We visited almost all the famous bird-watching spots.

All we have recorded were nearly 300 bird species, nearly 150 add for myself.

Local pleasant climate, the locals are very friendly with well give message and birds.

Is a perfect birdwatching trips, ecological well maintained, so for the birds is very happiness and safety.

Of course, I need time for organizing photos, thank you all encouragement and keep support with ABERLIN.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tailed_silky-flycatcher

 

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Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos Caudatus

 

The long-tailed tit is globally widespread throughout temperate northern Europe and Asia, into boreal Scandinavia and south into the Mediterranean zone. It inhabits deciduous and mixed woodland with a well-developed shrub layer, favouring edge habitats. It can also be found in scrub, heathland with scattered trees, bushes and hedges, in farmland and riverine woodland, parks and gardens. The bird's year-round diet of insects and social foraging bias habitat choice in winter towards deciduous woodland, typically of oak, ash and locally sycamore species. For nesting, strong preference is shown towards scrub areas. The nest is often built in thorny bushes less than 3 metres above the ground.

 

The nest of the long-tailed tit is constructed from four materials - lichen, feathers, spider egg cocoons and moss, with over 6,000 pieces used for a typical nest. The nest is a flexible sac with a small, round entrance on top, suspended either low in a gorse or bramble bush or high up in the forks of tree branches. The structural stability of the nest is provided by a mesh of moss and spider silk. The tiny leaves of the moss act as hooks and the spider silk of egg cocoons provides the loops; thus forming a natural form of velcro. The tit lines the outside with hundreds of flakes of pale lichens - this provides camouflage. Inside, it lines the nest with more than 2,000 downy feathers to insulate the nest. Nests suffer a high rate of predation with only 17% success.

 

Outside the breeding season they form compact flocks of 6 to 17 birds, composed of family parties (parents and offspring) from the previous breeding season, together with any extra adults that helped to raise a brood. These flocks will occupy and defend territories against neighbouring flocks. The driving force behind the flocking behaviour is thought to be that of winter roosting, being susceptible to cold; huddling increases survival through cold nights.

 

From July to February, the non-breeding season, long-tailed tits form flocks of relatives and non-relatives, roosting communally. When the breeding season begins, the flocks break up, and the birds attempt to breed in monogamous pairs. Males remain within the winter territory, while females have a tendency to wander to neighbouring territories.

 

Pairs whose nests fail have three choices: try again, abandon nesting for the season or help at a neighbouring nest. It has been shown that failed pairs split and help at the nests of male relatives, recognition being established vocally. The helped nests have greater success due to higher provisioning rates and better nest defence. At the end of the breeding season, in June–July, the birds reform the winter flocks in their winter territory.

 

Population:

 

UK breeding:

 

340,000 territories

DELIGHTFUL and often confiding little bird with a proportionately very long tail and seemingly an almost spherical body. The long-tailed Tit is often seen in rather animated flocks; it moves in a rather jerky fashion and has acrobatic feeding habits, which is so entertaining to watch, one of my favorite birds, captured through the kitchen window on a very wet day, hence the 1/30 shutter speed on a I.S.O of 1250.

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Stay safe and well, God loves you, keep a smile on your face and love in your heart for everyone..............................Tomx

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"GODs BEAUTY is SIMPLY AMAZING !"

In my opinion one of the most beautiful flycatchers here, you can find them in the mountains of Costa Rica. Early morning (around 05.30 am) he was busy to get his breakfast in collecting berries. By the way I think every birder knows you need to be early for exiting images. Have a great day and stay safe.

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The backlight gave a wonderful bokeh in this shot, one of the reasons I like it very much. I like challenges to get the most out of me and backlight shots are always a bit special to get good results. Have a nice day and stay safe my friends and thx for all the comments at my yesterdays image.

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A shot from the highlands of Costa Rica, Early morning before sunrise in the backyard of out little hotel in San Gerardo de Dota. (Los Lagos Lodge). I love the family who runs this lodge and restaurant for their excellent service and humanity. I feel I visit good family when I'm there. Have a great week and stay safe my friends!

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Female Long-tailed Duck in flight. Every time a ship would come in the canal, the ducks all took to the air.

 

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Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos Caudatus

 

The long-tailed tit is globally widespread throughout temperate northern Europe and Asia, into boreal Scandinavia and south into the Mediterranean zone. It inhabits deciduous and mixed woodland with a well-developed shrub layer, favouring edge habitats. It can also be found in scrub, heathland with scattered trees, bushes and hedges, in farmland and riverine woodland, parks and gardens. The bird's year-round diet of insects and social foraging bias habitat choice in winter towards deciduous woodland, typically of oak, ash and locally sycamore species. For nesting, strong preference is shown towards scrub areas. The nest is often built in thorny bushes less than 3 metres above the ground.

 

The nest of the long-tailed tit is constructed from four materials - lichen, feathers, spider egg cocoons and moss, with over 6,000 pieces used for a typical nest. The nest is a flexible sac with a small, round entrance on top, suspended either low in a gorse or bramble bush or high up in the forks of tree branches. The structural stability of the nest is provided by a mesh of moss and spider silk. The tiny leaves of the moss act as hooks and the spider silk of egg cocoons provides the loops; thus forming a natural form of velcro. The tit lines the outside with hundreds of flakes of pale lichens - this provides camouflage. Inside, it lines the nest with more than 2,000 downy feathers to insulate the nest. Nests suffer a high rate of predation with only 17% success.

 

Outside the breeding season they form compact flocks of 6 to 17 birds, composed of family parties (parents and offspring) from the previous breeding season, together with any extra adults that helped to raise a brood. These flocks will occupy and defend territories against neighbouring flocks. The driving force behind the flocking behaviour is thought to be that of winter roosting, being susceptible to cold; huddling increases survival through cold nights.

 

From July to February, the non-breeding season, long-tailed tits form flocks of relatives and non-relatives, roosting communally. When the breeding season begins, the flocks break up, and the birds attempt to breed in monogamous pairs. Males remain within the winter territory, while females have a tendency to wander to neighbouring territories.

 

Pairs whose nests fail have three choices: try again, abandon nesting for the season or help at a neighbouring nest. It has been shown that failed pairs split and help at the nests of male relatives, recognition being established vocally. The helped nests have greater success due to higher provisioning rates and better nest defence. At the end of the breeding season, in June–July, the birds reform the winter flocks in their winter territory.

 

Population:

 

UK breeding:

 

340,000 territories

An exercise walk at Dinton Pastures.

 

Thank you to all who take the time to comment and/or fave my images, it is much appreciated.

Two shots of my last visit to San Gerardo de Dota and of course two moountain birds. It is a long time ago I could make shots of this very beautiful member of the flycatcher family and I'm really proud of this shot, My Swiss friend Hans has a wonderful video of them. Two shots before my German friends to prepare them for this place)

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An exercise walk at Dinton Pastures.

 

Thank you to all who take the time to comment and/or fave my images, it is much appreciated.

Thank you to all who take the time to comment/fave it is much appreciated.

Long-Tailed Tit - Aegithalos Caudatus

 

also called Long-tailed Bushtit

aegithalos caudatus

staartmees

orite à longue queue

Schwanzmeise

 

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A beautiful starling on a bad perch...

 

Kololi - Serekunda

The Gambia

in our garden yesterday afternoon

 

also called Long-tailed Bushtit

Aegithalos caudatus

staartmees

Orite à longue queue

Schwanzmeise

 

Your views, favorites and supportive comments are highly appreciated.

 

All rights reserved. ButsFons©2019

Please do not use my photos on websites, blogs or in any other media without my explicit permission.

Thank you to all that take the time to comment and/or fave it is much appreciated.

Thank you to all who take the time to comment and/or fave my images, it is much appreciated.

There were almost no butterflies at Gibbs Gardens the other day but this one skipper posed in flowers as we were leaving. The only odes were 2 probable Shadow darners flying - I was expecting Autumn meadowhawks as well. It had been 46o that morning - a real turn-off here for bugs - but Jim Gibbs' flowers and waterlilies were still beautiful. Gibbs Gardens in North Georgia - this past week

 

An exercise walk at Dinton Pastures.

 

Thank you to all who take the time to comment and/or fave my images, it is much appreciated.

also called Long-tailed Bushtit

aegithalos caudatus

staartmees

orite à longue queue

Schwanzmeise

 

Many thanks for your views, favorites and supportive comments.

 

All rights reserved. ButsFons©2020

Please do not use my photos on websites, blogs or in any other media without my explicit permission.

Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos Caudatus

 

The long-tailed tit is globally widespread throughout temperate northern Europe and Asia, into boreal Scandinavia and south into the Mediterranean zone. It inhabits deciduous and mixed woodland with a well-developed shrub layer, favouring edge habitats. It can also be found in scrub, heathland with scattered trees, bushes and hedges, in farmland and riverine woodland, parks and gardens. The bird's year-round diet of insects and social foraging bias habitat choice in winter towards deciduous woodland, typically of oak, ash and locally sycamore species. For nesting, strong preference is shown towards scrub areas. The nest is often built in thorny bushes less than 3 metres above the ground.

 

The nest of the long-tailed tit is constructed from four materials - lichen, feathers, spider egg cocoons and moss, with over 6,000 pieces used for a typical nest. The nest is a flexible sac with a small, round entrance on top, suspended either low in a gorse or bramble bush or high up in the forks of tree branches. The structural stability of the nest is provided by a mesh of moss and spider silk. The tiny leaves of the moss act as hooks and the spider silk of egg cocoons provides the loops; thus forming a natural form of velcro. The tit lines the outside with hundreds of flakes of pale lichens - this provides camouflage. Inside, it lines the nest with more than 2,000 downy feathers to insulate the nest. Nests suffer a high rate of predation with only 17% success.

 

Outside the breeding season they form compact flocks of 6 to 17 birds, composed of family parties (parents and offspring) from the previous breeding season, together with any extra adults that helped to raise a brood. These flocks will occupy and defend territories against neighbouring flocks. The driving force behind the flocking behaviour is thought to be that of winter roosting, being susceptible to cold; huddling increases survival through cold nights.

 

From July to February, the non-breeding season, long-tailed tits form flocks of relatives and non-relatives, roosting communally. When the breeding season begins, the flocks break up, and the birds attempt to breed in monogamous pairs. Males remain within the winter territory, while females have a tendency to wander to neighbouring territories.

 

Pairs whose nests fail have three choices: try again, abandon nesting for the season or help at a neighbouring nest. It has been shown that failed pairs split and help at the nests of male relatives, recognition being established vocally. The helped nests have greater success due to higher provisioning rates and better nest defence. At the end of the breeding season, in June–July, the birds reform the winter flocks in their winter territory.

 

Population:

 

UK breeding:

 

340,000 territories

DELIGHTFUL and often confiding little bird with a aproportionately long tail, and seemingly spheical body, a lot of people call them feather dusters. Mainly associated with deciduous woodland, they form small flocks that are rather nomadic in their habits,

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THANK YOU, for your visit, and kind comments, will return the visit to your photostream and comment on your latest image.

Do stay well and safe, God bless...................................Tomx.

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"GODs BEAUTY is SIMPLY AMAZING !"

Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos Caudatus

 

The long-tailed tit is globally widespread throughout temperate northern Europe and Asia, into boreal Scandinavia and south into the Mediterranean zone. It inhabits deciduous and mixed woodland with a well-developed shrub layer, favouring edge habitats. It can also be found in scrub, heathland with scattered trees, bushes and hedges, in farmland and riverine woodland, parks and gardens. The bird's year-round diet of insects and social foraging bias habitat choice in winter towards deciduous woodland, typically of oak, ash and locally sycamore species. For nesting, strong preference is shown towards scrub areas. The nest is often built in thorny bushes less than 3 metres above the ground.

 

The nest of the long-tailed tit is constructed from four materials - lichen, feathers, spider egg cocoons and moss, with over 6,000 pieces used for a typical nest. The nest is a flexible sac with a small, round entrance on top, suspended either low in a gorse or bramble bush or high up in the forks of tree branches. The structural stability of the nest is provided by a mesh of moss and spider silk. The tiny leaves of the moss act as hooks and the spider silk of egg cocoons provides the loops; thus forming a natural form of velcro. The tit lines the outside with hundreds of flakes of pale lichens - this provides camouflage. Inside, it lines the nest with more than 2,000 downy feathers to insulate the nest. Nests suffer a high rate of predation with only 17% success.

 

Outside the breeding season they form compact flocks of 6 to 17 birds, composed of family parties (parents and offspring) from the previous breeding season, together with any extra adults that helped to raise a brood. These flocks will occupy and defend territories against neighbouring flocks. The driving force behind the flocking behaviour is thought to be that of winter roosting, being susceptible to cold; huddling increases survival through cold nights.

 

From July to February, the non-breeding season, long-tailed tits form flocks of relatives and non-relatives, roosting communally. When the breeding season begins, the flocks break up, and the birds attempt to breed in monogamous pairs. Males remain within the winter territory, while females have a tendency to wander to neighbouring territories.

 

Pairs whose nests fail have three choices: try again, abandon nesting for the season or help at a neighbouring nest. It has been shown that failed pairs split and help at the nests of male relatives, recognition being established vocally. The helped nests have greater success due to higher provisioning rates and better nest defence. At the end of the breeding season, in June–July, the birds reform the winter flocks in their winter territory.

 

Population:

 

UK breeding:

 

340,000 territories

Long Tailed Duck captured near, Hamilton, Ontario.

 

Thank you very much for your visits, comments, and faves, very much appreciated! Have a great day!

 

Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos Caudatus

  

Long Tailed Duck - Clangula Hyemalis

 

Long Tailed Duck - Female - Clangula Hyemalis

Another shot of those beautiful flycatchers, there was a flock of 5 or 6 eating the berries of the bush. This is the female I think or a young one, but without any doubt both are beauties.

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DELIGHTFUL and often confiding little bird, with a proportionately very long tail, and seemingly almost spherical body. They use my garden feeders, but always disappear in the spring to breed elsewhere, and return with the new youngsters once they have fledged . One of my favorite birds to watch!

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THANK YOU, for the many kind comments, wishing me a speedy recovery, I will not tire until I have beaten this, with your prayers and Gods healing love,

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"In God we trust !"

 

Long tailed Duck (M) - Clangula Hyemalis

Immature Male.

  

The Long-tailed Duck is one of the deepest diving ducks, and can dive as deep as 60 meters (200 feet) to forage.

Of all diving ducks, the Long-tailed Duck spends the most time under water relative to time on the surface. When it is foraging it is submerged three to four times as much as it is on top of the water.

Unlike most ducks, which molt twice per year, the Long-tailed Duck has three distinct plumages each year, achieved in a complex series of overlapping partial molts. The Definitive Basic Plumage is never worn in its entirety, as portions of Alternate are retained through the summer and elements of the Supplemental are acquired before all of Basic Plumage is obtained. Therefore change in plumage seems continuous from April to October.

Unlike other waterfowl, the Long-tailed Duck wears its "breeding" or Alternate Plumage only in the winter. It gets its "nonbreeding" or Basic Plumage in the spring and wears it for the breeding season. Most other ducks wear the nonbreeding plumage only for a short period in the late summer.

The oldest recorded Long-tailed Duck was a female, and at least 17 years, 1 month old when she was found in Alaska, the same state where she had been banded.

  

Long tailed Duck (F) - Clangula Hyemalis

 

Llanelli

 

Rare vagrant to UK.

Long tailed Duck (f) - Clangula Hyemalis

 

Llanelli

Aegithalos caudatus

  

taken at Barbury Castle Wilts

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