Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Tiro

A tiro (which can also be written as tyro) is a beginner or novice. Two or more are known as tiros.

I'm a tiro when it comes to wildlife photography, but fortunately this little bird hopped off instead of flying away, so I got some of it in focus. Anyone know what it is?


15 comments:

Empty Nest Insider said...

This is such a beautiful little bird! Are you sure that you're just a "tiro wildlife photographer?" You really captured a stunning pose! Looking forward to finding out his identity! Happy Holidays!

Julie

Robert Crompton said...

It looks like a siskin. A beautiful little bird a bit like a yellow sparrow in a way.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Unfortunately, I'm a tiro when it comes to naming birds.
Merry Christmas, Patsy!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

He gave you the eye, it looks like

Chrys Fey said...

That little bird is cute!

Merry Christmas, Patsy! :)

Linda D said...

A lot depends on when and where you saw it. The thin beak and pale 'eyebrow' stripe made me think it was some kind of warbler but most of them are only summer visitors in the UK. But looking through my bird book I've discovered that some chiffchaffs stay here in winter - and they have dark legs like your little bird.
Have a look at this:
http://www.bto.org/about-birds/bird-id/willow-warbler-chiffchaff
Whatever it is, it's very pretty!
Merry Christmas!

Oscar said...

I vote for chiffchaff.

Patsy said...

He (or she) is indeed very beautiful.

Happy holidays to you too.

Patsy said...

Thanks. This was about sparrow sized and did have some yellowish feathers underneath, Rob but I've just looked up siskins and it's not quite the same.

Patsy said...

I'm not very good either, Alex. except for the ones which regularly visit our garden.

Patsy said...

I think he was, Mac. He hopped away whenever I moved closer and kept turning his head my way.

Patsy said...

Isn't it, Chrys?

Merry Christmas.

Patsy said...

It was Scotland in late September, Linda. Could have been a summer visitor as there were still lots of swallows about.

Just looked it up and I think you're right.

Patsy said...

Thanks and happy Christmas!

Patsy said...

Me too (now) Oscar.