Quite off target - candidate 'petit-chaps' (aka long-tailed tit) film

To: Paul Taylor <>, "<>" <>
Subject: Quite off target - candidate 'petit-chaps' (aka long-tailed tit) film
From: David Rees <>
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2017 05:22:26 +0000

and another candidate - Chiffchaff


On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Paul Taylor <> wrote:
It sounds French (Norman?)
petit = small.  chaps = ??


1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of small European singing birds of the subfamily Sylviinæ, as the willow warbler, the chiff-chaff, and the golden warbler (Sylvia hortensis).

On 6/08/2017 2:47 PM, David Rees wrote:
A while ago the word 'petit-chaps' came up on the chat-line in relation to birds.  Its an old English word, long out of usage, for many small birds.  The bird mentioned in the conversation was the long-tailed tit, a super cute bird found from western Europe to Japan.  While common, they are devils to film (probably easier mid winter) 

Here is a little look at this great little bird - for those interested



   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
   m("","birder");" target="_blank">                        I came, I saw, I ticked.

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