This post is not just for the headline (though that is a tipping bonus). I got a note this morning about a hybrid Blue Tit.



A blue tit? Well, yes, it has been cold out, but .....



Oh, the bird!? Sorry. Now I see. There's a picture.



Odd. We don't have blue tits in the U.S. -- they are a European bird.



Of course, birds fly dramatically off-course all the time; that's how new migration routes come about.



And then, there's a small trade in imported songbirds which have already been found naturalized in part of the U.S. The Blue Tit is among them.



But naturalized birds in the U.S. is now pretty much the norm now, isn't it?



We may have shot out the Carolina Parakeet, but the last time I looked at Silbleys (and no I am not looking again this morning) there were 18 kinds of parrots or parotlets or parakeets in the U.S.



We shot out the Passenger Pigeon, but we have plent of pigeons of the imported variety.



And, of course, Starlings and European House Sparrows are everywhere.



Pheasants are in our fields, and imported grouse are too.From: Terrierman's Daily Dose Blog >> http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com


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