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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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Last year's Big Garden Birdwatch found a decline in the number of finches, coal tits and collared doves in Wales, with the breeding populations of starlings also falling dramatically by more than two-thirds.
Coal tits are also appearing in gardens, but judging by the hundreds along the coast in recent weeks, at least some may have come from farther afield.
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.
There are the usual blue tits, coal tits, great tits and sometimes longtailed tits.
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.
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.
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.
Since it started in 1979, the survey has provided information about the changes in numbers of garden birds in winter and helped to alert conservationists to those species in decline such as coal tits and breeding starlings.
Sightings of blue tits, great tits and coal tits in gardens have increased since 1979.
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.