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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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In the former category are the blue tit, great tit and coal tit.
To be more exact, 2 5 mm is perfect for coal tits, marsh tits and blue tits and 28 mm for great tits and tree sparrows, while 32 mm is perfect for nuthatches and house sparrows.
They are low-maintenance plants, requiring only occasional trimming, provide shelter for garden wildlife all year and are a favourite of goldcrests and coal tits, providing structure by adding height to delineating areas.
FOR several years we have enjoyed daily visits of several varieties of birds - sparrows, starlings, robins, blackbirds, blue tits, coal tits, doves and wood pigeons have come to feed throughout the year.
Numbers of great tits, coal tits and gold crests have increased in the last 12 months but sadly the overall picture is still quite worrying.
Goldcrests, long-tailed tits and coal tits significantly increased in the latest survey of birds seen in people's gardens, which took place at the end of January.
Over 60 species are known to have used nest boxes, the most regular residents include blue, great and coal tits, starlings, robins and tree sparrows, depending on the type of box, it''s location and surroundings.
As I write this, there is a plum tree outside my window with a tiny goldcrest, our smallest native bird, hopping about the branches along with a wren, robin, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, chaffinches and gold finches.
Conifers are low-maintenance plants, requiring only occasional trimming, provide shelter for garden wildlife all year and are a favourite of goldcrests and coal tits, providing structure by adding height to delineating areas.
You may be lucky, and suddenly find yourself surrounded by blue, great and coal tits, goldcrests and chaffinches, twittering and feeding hungrily in one small area before moving on to the next of nature's smorgasbords.
Plus many of the small birds, blue tits, coal tits, even gold finches and sparrows (lots of them).
Peanuts are popular and the peanut feeders I have are constantly covered with nuthatches, blue tits, great tits, coal tits and even the occasional long-tailed tit, plus the occasional very agile sparrow.