Great Tits

It’s been snowing here for three days now. Today’s downfall started around eight in the morning and it has been coming down steadily all day.

Our own private winter wonderland

Our own private winter wonderland

Of course all this snow means hard times for the birds.

Caffinch with a snowy hat

Chaffinch with a snowy hat

The robin is too big to use our bird feeder so he lurks below looking for seeds that the smaller birds miss.

OK where's Batman

OK where’s Batman?

Up above the feeder was being used by a great tit.

great tit

great tit

It’s quite easy to get these birds confused with their smaller cousins the blue tits (see here), but great tits are bigger and have a distinctive black stripe down their chest. This fellow wasn’t going to show me his though, so you will have to take my word for it. The markings on the head are also different.

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8 thoughts on “Great Tits

    • It was the first time I have seen them in the garden for quite a while, blue tits and long taied tits are the most common visitors along with the blackbirds, jackdaws, wood pigeons and the robin

  1. Incredible view! You’re an ornithologist and I only just caught on to that fact after so many years of reading your blogs! The title threw me for a bit but I see what you mean. 😀

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