Long-tailed Tit

Wildlife in the Garden
Long-tailed Tit by Hazel Byatt

Image details - Long-tailed Tit

Photographer: Hazel Byatt
Competition: Competition 8
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Surrey, England, United Kingdom


I took this picture of a long-tailed tit on a branch of my smoke bush after a rain shower and thought the texture and colours of the feathery inflorescences harmonised well with the bird. The red orbital ring indicates that this is a juvenile. I love photographing the birds visiting my garden and spend many hours hoping for that special moment to happen. I had been watching a family of long-tailed tits that visited my garden from to time to time over several weeks, hoping to capture some good pictures of the youngsters as they grew up.


Finalist - Wildlife in the Garden