SPRING WATCH

W&H 208 ao

Jamie McMahon 67

Carshalton & Croygas 162-3

Winning Draw

Man of the match Jamie McMahon
 

It’s the time of the year when the lovely spring lambs abound through the crisp green grass, the bouncy beautiful baby bunnies merrily dance and leap to the gorgeous song of the nightingale and the tits of W&H fly unaided towards to another carnival match.

The tits are lead by the W&H lion Crested tit Mike (Latin: Titus leaderus). There are some fledglings tits such as Bil (coltus Titus) and Ben (right Titus) the flowerpot birds, blub, blub, little weed with juicy scrumptious insects on we going to eat you. Easily confused with Dave (getting on our Titus) Coal tit, one of Europe’s smallest coltus titus, contrary to the recent brood at W&H. 

The Bearded tits of Samad (taxis Titus) and Muneeb (relatus taxis Titus) are rarer on the field but were recently spotted at Carshalton by Bill Oddie.  More common, but too much annoyance is the big, colourful (language), bold and the most aggressive tit, the Salam Great tit (greatus nutecasus that annoys all Titus).  This tit has often an extremely varied and often confusing call,  which include the ear ringing #@*%!, it is a repeated four letter call, sharp, strident, some say musical (hey) but generally grating with varying emphasis depending on whether it is mating with the taxis Titus or sending a distress call to the oppos umpireus.

A box cam is wired up to this great Titus, not pleasant pictures I'm afraid but it is in the name of research.  Man has been to the moon but not here before and it is now apparent why no one has previously taken this leap of faith.  Why wood lice are there, who knows, but this is one for the scientists.

Technology, through the aid of bat cam we can see the Aruna (nocakeus Titus) Willow tit.  He often lives in rotten tree stumps and contrary to rumours eats only berries, seeds and cheese sarnies but not angel cake which RSPB thought was the reason for its slow flight.  The nocakeus Titus is much alike to the Mandar Marsh tit (new ballus Titus) and identification between both is often a challenge for the experienced twitcher.  It is through their call they are frequently told apart, the nocakeus Titus has more of an out of breath call whereas the new ballus Titus has the noise of ‘come on’ when lbw (large big woodcocks) are not given.

Intriguely, not known at Carshalton before is the hornet eating Aussie Jamie Blue Tit (no worrius matus Titus). The no worrius matus Titus often lurks around wooden bars and has a tendency to chew and regurgitate its nuts when chasing its mate (whereis mi sheilus Titus).  The RSPB encourage homeowners to feed him the amber nectar during the summer months.

This last tit, often spotted around Woking park by Kate Humble in the bushes, lucky tit, is the Amir (spinus parkus Titus) Long Tailed Tit.  But unusually the ornithologists have been getting their large lenses out to spot this breed of spinus parkus Titus in the outer regions of Croydon.

Tweet, tweet, watch the birdies!!!!!

 
 
 


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