October 31, 2013

Poecile montanus

Sci: Poecile montanus,  No: Granmeis,  Eng: Willow tit, It: Cincia bigia alpestre

Dear All,
I hope that the Bird of Month October inspires you to start feeding the small birds in the autumn and winter. The 'Granmeis' (Willow Tit) is frequently visiting our feeding place at Ustaoset (1000 m altitude) both in autumn, winter and spring. All but the last picture are from October 13, 2013. The last one from March 28, 2013 shows how the bird 'puffs up' to protect itself against the biting cold winter in the mountains.