The first bird that came into my mind for this challenge was this plump little robin whose picture I took many years ago:

I’m sure that some medium-sized and bigger birds also can have short legs in proportion to their bodies, but for this post I’ll stick with our little feathered friends:

Blue Tit ©HelenBushe
Marsh Tit ©HelenBushe
House Sparrow ©HelenBushe
Great Tit ©HelenBushe

I picked out a few more from the archives but I see that Lisa has a challenge coming up soon on “Birds in our Garden”, so I’ll hold the rest back for next time.

This post inspired by Lisa’s Weekly Bird Challenge #16: Short-Legged Birds.


Terri Webster Schrandt · 2 October 2020 at 18:07

Wow, gorgeous birds, Helen!

bushboy · 30 September 2020 at 23:23

Love them Helen 🙂

Lisa Coleman · 30 September 2020 at 20:40

I want to say wonderful “tits” you have there but I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. LOL! That little robin was looking right at you! Loved all your photos this week! 🙂

    Helen Bushe · 30 September 2020 at 20:58

    LOL That reminds me of the early days of teaching basic computer skills to the kids in my class. They were all in the Young Ornithologists Club….. searching for blue tits and great tits set off such alarm bells everywhere. We were shut down for viewing unsuitable and risky material! Kids thought it hilarious, I was mortified.

      Lisa Coleman · 30 September 2020 at 21:45

      Oh my gosh! I can imagine those kids going home saying, “mommy, we saw a bunch of great tits today”. I’m sure they were mortified! I know it wasn’t funny at the time.

    bushboy · 30 September 2020 at 23:26

    😀 😀

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