Long-tailed tit
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We’d noticed these delightful birds on the fat feeders first in early 2010 before the cameras were in situ. This clip was taken on Sunday 6th March 2011!

We often see these beautiful tits in clusters of three or four or even five. We are usually alerted to their presence on hearing their high pitched tweeting.

The RSPB entry for the Long tailed tit can be found here.http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/l/longtailedtit/index.aspxshapeimage_3_link_0

Facts about the Long-tailed tit

  1. Bullet Despite cold winters these Tits have thrived by supplementing insects with garden table seed

  1. Bullet This Tit is small but 7-9cm of its 13-15cm length is its tail!

  1. Bullet They tend to flock in groups of up to 20 birds - so you are likely to see more than one on feeders

  1. Bullet If a Long-tailed tit’s nest is predated, the male often aids his parents or siblings raise their chicks