Friday, 4 November 2011

Rare Elephant-nosed Blue Tit (Beakus giganticus)

I feel privileged to have captured this shot of the very rare Elephant-nosed Blue Tit. Photographing much more familiar garden birds, the camera was trained on a particular branch when this rarity landed, with a freshly grabbed sunflower seed. You will see immediately why the bird got its name – that beak is quite extraordinary. In a moment, of course, it was gone, but the vision of this never before seen visitor will last in the memory for ever.



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