Category Archives: Tits

Mount Hermon’s Breeding Birds

+ surprise new species (not fully identified!) by Yoav P. During the last 6 weeks I have been coordinating an extensive Breeding Bird Atlas Project on Mt. Hermon. This is Israel’s highest peak, and our only alpine habitats are there. … Continue reading

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Siberian Tit X Willow Tit Hybrid

How Rare? Presumed hybrid Willow Tit X Siberian Tit, Kate’s garden, Nesseby, Gullfest ll. March 2013 (taken through living room window). Svensson 1992 (ID Guide to European Passerines) say ‘reported very rarely’. Harrap and Quinn (Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers) 1996 says ‘…mixed pairs … Continue reading

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Bearded Tits. Hyde Park, London

Cute, Close n Confidin’ Arriving via train from the north on 6th Feb 2013, I disembarked at Hyde Park Corner and entered Hyde Park. Knowing there had been some remarkable confiding Bearded Tits in the centre of London I rang the fount of all… Mr Tom … Continue reading

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Top posting during 2012…

Who would have thought? This was the real surprise top posting of 2012. An article with no photos, about a common bird species already renowned for its varied vocal repertoire. And yet… Jochen noticed something. His observation galvanised folk from all over Europe to report similar experiences. 16 … Continue reading

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Strange Great Tit calls – invasion from the east?

Although some pairs of Great Tits breed annually on Helgoland, the majority of birds occurs during migration. Every few years, numbers are much larger than in other years, usually corresponding with large numbers in southern Sweden. However, most ringing recoveries … Continue reading

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Marsh or Willow Tit

and other fine ‘garden birds’ Nice one- all almost all who had declared were right: it was a Marsh Tit. One of at least 2 coming to feeders right outside the kitchen window of our accommodation at Minsmere RSPB reserve (9-11 March). Good chance to check … Continue reading

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Willow or Marsh Tit?

With food in t’ gob. When it’s not calling, how do you tell Willow and Marsh Tit apart? There is a clue or two here, just about… .  

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