Chickadees and a Finch

I have some more bird photos from the Jura (Wild West of Switzerland) – today it’s three different Chickadees / Tits and a Finch. Here are the links to the fourth Tit and another Finch from previous posts.
The biggest of the common Chickadees is the Great Tit (Parus Major – Kohlmeise):

Great Tit - Parus Major - Kohlmeise

Also a rather common one is the Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus – Blaumeise):

Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus - Blaumeise

and pretty obvious why it’s got that name:

Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus - Blaumeise

There are several brownish Chickadees and normally it is the Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris – Sumpfmeise)

Marsh Tit - Poecile palustris - Sumpfmeise

This photo of the European Greenfinches (Carduelis chloris – Grünfink) is not too good but it shows nicely the small differences of the male on the right and the female:

European Greenfinch - Carduelis chloris - Grünfink

Check out some more bird photo from around the world on World Bird Wednesday XV

~ by Natalie on March 2, 2011.

8 Responses to “Chickadees and a Finch”

  1. Boththe Kohlmeise and Blaumeise are my very favourite birds. Unfortunately they have never been imported to Australia so it is unlikely that I shall see them again in real life. So thank you for posting them.

  2. Thanks for showing us the different Tits Natalie. Those Blue Tits are so cute. That European Greenfinch looks like a pretty bright fellow too. It’s nice to see the bird species from other countries that I never get to see here.

  3. Birds that I’m used to seeing here.
    Lovely set 🙂

  4. Some of the birds I saw as a youngster that got me to start birding. Beautiful.

  5. Your images make me long for spring! Love the chickadees, or tits as you call them.

  6. They are all great little birds I love those GreenFinches

  7. Excellent picture of these wonderful finches. Soon we’ll have some green leaves on those bare branches!

  8. Nice captures of these lovely little birds!

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