Coal tit
This small tit has declined this year but we still see a few as in this case early in the Autumn of 2010.

Their head feather colouring is distinctive. Coal tits fly on and off fat feeders as if treading on hot coals!

Click here for the RSPB’s webpage on this garden bird.

Facts about the Coal tit

  1. Bullet Coal tits lay up to 11 eggs in one brood per year

  1. Bullet They are widespread across the UK but numbers fell sharply during the 2009-10 harsh winter

  1. Bullet They like to nest in tree holes which they line with moss but do use nesting boxes

  1. Bullet The oldest recorded age for a Coal tit was almost 9 years!

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