Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

I offer you the next part of a photo essay devoted Vorobeobraznym birds. This time I’ll try to briefly describe Remez, tits, Shrike.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

All of these birds, unlike passerine emberizidae and finches — are not granivorous, but prefer animal food, mainly small invertebrates, although these predators svredi sorokoputy- their relatives and are able to eat even tits.

But first things first.

Remez Remiz pendulinus recently we called tit-Remez and refers to sinitsievym. Frankly, it was amazing, because Remezy differ from koordinalno tits, even the shape of the beak. A klyuv- is one of the main parameters of identity as a bird to a particular type, genus, or family units.
The shape of the beak Remez more like beak goldfinch that little wider and more powerful than our hero. At the same time, the bill Remez thicker and more powerful beak tits, indicating the presence in the diet of invertebrates in addition Remez — seeds.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

And this bird is famous for its nest. Perhaps remez- first among builders. As a child, many times I have seen them on our river, and in the past year declassified approximate location, but accessible and could not take a picture, because the birds are trying to choose a place in their understanding of security. Their nest is located on a thin twig above the water of the river, and the form it is cleverly linked mitten, where the thumb is cut off and is a entrance to the nest. Snapshot — not mine, but does not show the nest, telling about the poultry can not be.

Male, while his wife was in the nest on eggs, he was very active in the dialogue, and I managed to see just 1 meter, and I shot him with about 3-5 meters.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

However, the day was very windy, the bird on the blades of grass shaken strongly, so get sharp pictures — it was still one problem.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Actually, Remez obyknovennyy- the only representative of his family living in the European part of Russia, therefore, all of these ptitsah-.

Tit. Where do without our Great Tit (Parus major)? Bird in every bright and noticeable.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

The details of it will not go, because it’s all about everyone knows. I will show a couple of pictures, so as not to forget the voice ringing in the morning in the early spring in the serene days even in cold weather.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Let me just say that the big tits — birds quite adapted to survive even in the cold and are bright territorial. Males in the protection areas in the spring capable of fighting to the death. And the winner peck defeated enemy’s skull and brain are biting. Do not believe me? Caged two males!

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

But her cousin sinitsa- tit (or maskovka or black bird) Periparus ater — I was not given a long and tedious, but I met her occasionally.

The fact that tit — old resident of coniferous spruce forests, and they opredeleniyu- dark. Shooting them is very difficult.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

But just last November I was able to persuade the bird to let me make a couple of shots:

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus — titmouse smaller size, but brighter than their female relatives. It also laid out before me, but there were some new staff. Full-grown male looks like this:

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

A young pervogodok- noticeably paler:

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

I did not manage to make a sensible frame Xohlatoy Lophophanes cristatus tits or grenaderki. Ever come across some slob.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Obviously, we must not withdraw in July when the birds molt, and their spring mating magnificence are only memories, and in May.

It also applies tits Tit. In our land of their species diversity is represented by only two species.

The first and more common — Tit Poecile montanus burogolovaya or pow, or wading bird.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Note the profile of this bird and its powerful (no kidding) neck. The fact that this bird is to become one of the very fine and non-obvious, but important features in determining the type and contrast pow from marsh tit. Due to the power of pow neck so that it nests in the hollows and hollows make your own. Surprisingly, such small birds can nest in hollow tree trunks.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Marsh tit Poecile palustris It is very difficult to distinguish from pow, as I said above. Outwardly, it seems that they are alike as two drops of water.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

But the difference is still there, even though they are not obvious. Work out, get at least 2-3 different.
And Blackheads we found much more difficult, but I managed it several times.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Carnivorous shrike I met several species (lecturing and earlier): ordinary Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike and the largest representative semeystva- gray shrike, and the last I’ve seen and the Kuban, and in the Leningrad region. But only Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio persuaded to make decent shots.
It looks like the male.

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

This female:

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

Mother looks very serious:

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

… as I drove her to the nest:

Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

… she had built 10 meters from the place where the rest split up tents on the shore of Lake Ladoga. I doubt that these eggs have matured and turned into chicks:

Vacationers are in fact often come with dogs, and "before the wind" go, breaking just cherished the bushes. Hardly shrikes withstood this neighborhood.

Whereupon conclude this part of the picture story. In the next part of the Old World flycatcher, and will include re-enactments, rather vast and wealthy family, trophies of which I have available! There will be something to see!

Thank you for attention!

Igor Teslenko24 March 2015 at 00:00

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