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Long-tailed Tit  - Stjertmeis - Asio otus
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Northern Long-tailed tits are one of the cutest birds around. They are also one of the most difficult to photograph because although they are not particularly shy they are super active and constantly on the move - often through the branches of trees and bushes such that  one needs incredible reaction times and a good portion of luck to obtain a decent result.

Northern Long-tailed Tit
Long-tailed Tit, Tjeldstø, November 2014


Long-tailed Tit

Migrant Long-tailed Tit, Øygarden, Autumn 2010

Long-tailed Tit
Migrating Long-tailed tit, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, November 2010



Long-tailed tit are largely an autumn migrant / immigrant in Øygarden and occassionally hang around well into the winter - these birds were photographed as they moved through my garden. A similar pattern of occurrence can be seen in the mountains - for example in Gullfjell where migrating flocks move through well above the tree-line in the autumn.



Occurrence of Long-tailed in Øygarden
Occurrence of Long-tailed Tit in Øygarden, source artsdatabasen


Long-tailed Tit

Migrating Long-tailed tit, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, November 2010







Northern Long-tailed Tit
There are always twigs and branches in the way when taking pictures of Long-tailed Tits, Tjeldstø, November 2014




Northern Long-tailed Tit
Tjeldstø, November 2014
 











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