Crested Tits:
Mid December in the Caledonian Forest can be quite dark, so to try and get a decent combination of ISO and shutter speed is a challenge especially with crested tits as they are constantly on the move.
 
Crested TitCrested Tit
 
These are my favourite birds, I just adore their colour, size and obviously their crowning crest! The punk rockers of the bird world.
 
Snow BirdSnow Bird
 
Today I spent a number of hours setting up different perches and getting different angles of them to photograph.
 
Crested titCrested tit
 
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A little highlight was while I was sitting there, watching a red squirrel jumping from branch to branch high in the trees, a buzzard came in and swooped about a meter from the squirrel, making it fall but it grabbed a small branch and so it was able to hang on for its life, the buzzard just flew away. The poor little squirrel just sat in the tree for a few minutes motionless. He later came down and took a few nuts from the perch. I think he deserved them!