Great tits

Sometimes you just can’t take the 16-year old out of the blogger and I cannot resist somewhat provocative blog post titles and watch how they drive traffic.  I think I may get a lot of disappointed viewers with this one.  As a bit of a birder, I was aware that there is a common species of bird in much of Europe known as the Tit.  However, I didn’t know, there were actually “Great Tits” until I came across this Quirks and Quarks story about the life of European Bumblebees.  Short version, The Great Tit is actually a fairly significant predator of bumblebees– they manage to catch them and eat them from the inside out without ever getting stung.  Impressive.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

3 Responses to Great tits

  1. Jeff Pelletier says:

    Thought this would be another breast-cancer-awareness piece…

  2. Mike says:

    Nice to find a pair of great tits that the whole family can appreciate.

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