January 22nd 2014

Great Tit

Great Tit

The Great Tits are in very bright plumage now. They are the biggest tits, and easily distinguished by their white cheeks, green backs, and black stripe down their chests. Males have a broader black stripe than females.  It’s also quite easy to tell their calls- one loud ‘pink’ or the two note ‘teacher, teacher’.Like blue tits, they only have one brood a year and on average only one adult and one young survives into next year. (There will inevitably be some days away from this blog, but it will resume another day!)

Conditions: Fog and low cloud. Temperature: Max 8 – Min 4c

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