Sunday, 16 March 2014


Warm and blue this morning:

The Old English name for birds like the local Long-tailed Tits, below, is Titmice. "TitmiceMiddle English titemose , titmase ; tit small, or a small bird + Anglo-Saxon māse a kind of small bird; akin to Dutch mees a titmouse, German meise": 

Not to be confused with a real mouse, such as this Wood Mouse, that has spent the week feasting on my bird seed:

Whisker details. Now that is a narrow depth of field. Being primarily nocturnal, this apparatus helps Wood Mice sense and feel the world:

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