The smallest European tit

Here’s one of the two coal tits (Periparus ater) that currently visit my Parisian bird feeder. The couple often keeps together with the large, conspicuous great tit flock that lives in my garden so I hadn’t noticed them at first.

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A baby snail braving the elements in my garden this morning. I believe this is a young white-lipped snail (Cepaea hortensis), one of the two species that inhabit my garden, the other being the garden snail (Cornu aspersum). Young snails are unaware of danger, curious and will easily get out of their little shell to peek at the outside world.

Location: Paris, France