Masked raiders

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I love these little bluetits… there have been several families this year raised at my son’s birdfeeders.

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While the parents have more vivid colours and the markings are more precise and distinct, these babies, with their adolescent colours, just look like little balls of fluff…

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… and the stripes over their eyes give the impression they are wearing masks. It has been a delight to watch them grow.

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Mind you, the young starlings don’t seem to approve of the competition…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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22 Responses to Masked raiders

  1. So pretty! We haven’t had a lot of birds this year, it has been so cold. We only had two days all summer of what really counts as summer. The rest has been cold and rain….brrrr! This whole global warming thing is whacked. I had to cover my plants this morning – it is snowing tonight. Ugh!


  2. Those lovely pics have made me smile 🙂


  3. jenanita01 says:

    what lovely pictures! I have to ask, is there anything at all you do not do well?


  4. auntynini says:

    I have a Nikon D90. May I ask, what is your lens (macro?) and settings to get such amazing shots of these gorgeous little birds?


  5. Adorable. Nice captures. ❤


  6. We have a flock of their American cousins. A little less blue, more grey, but very similar. Always a pleasure to have them hopping about the deck.


  7. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful shots, Sue, especially the top one! Adrian


  8. Eliza Waters says:

    They are just the cutest things! Wish we had them here.


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