coal tit


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coal tit

a small European songbird, Parus ater, having a black head with a white patch on the nape: family Paridae (tits)
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The Blue Tit is braver than the coal tit and is quite happy to munch away at either the peanuts or the mixed seed.
Sunflower seeds are particularly popular with coal tits and a single bird can empty a seed dispenser in no time by storing its newfound bounty in nooks and crannies around the garden for consumption later.
Chaffinch, greenfinch, coal tit, blue tit and great tit are regular guests at our bird table.
The feeders had species such as goldfinch, chaffinch, great tit, blue tit and coal tit.
The species that have seen the greatest increases include goldfinch (inset), coal tit and oystercatcher, while there have been declines in cuckoo, mistle thrush and starling.
I watched a coal tit caching food in little crevices in the apple tree, storing it for later in the winter.
It's a haven for birds and, as well as kingfishers keeping keen eyes on Millwood's rushing streams, there are blackbird, blackcap, blue tit, bullfinch, buzzard, carrion crow, chaffinch, chiffchaff, coal tit, dunnock and others to be seen.
The long-tailed tit and coal tit bucked the downward trend, increasing by 26% and 36% respectively between 2008 and 2009.
Ladybird at Bentley Heath, by Mark Menzies (MarkyBon) Coal tit, by Tony Hisgett (ahisgett) Swan, by Scott Molesworth (TossMyPancake) Every week, we're turning over a page of the Birmingham Post to celebrate the best photos taken by our readers who become members of our group on Flickr, the popular photosharing website.
They show a coal tit (above), blue tit (right), nuthatch (below left) and goldfinch (below right).
As had been feared, smallbodied birds like the long-tailed tit, coal tit and goldcrest were the worst affected, with average numbers of all three species dropping significantly since the 2009 survey.
As predicted, small-bodied birds like the long-tailed tit, coal tit and goldcrest were the worst affected with average numbers of all three species dropping significantly in West Yorkshire since the 2009 survey.