Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Species
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus). Taken at Northmoor, Oxon., on February 5th 2018.
Taken at Northmoor, Oxon., on February 5th 2018.
(1/1250th sec at f10. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L:13 - 15 cm (incl. tail)

The Long-tailed Tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail that is bigger than its body, a squeaky call and undulating flight.

It is found throughout the British Isles with the exception of the Scottish highlands.

It breeds in deciduous and mixed woodland with rich undergrowth.

Long-tailed Tits are usually seen in small family parties which move quickly though woods and gardens.

There are around 340000 breeding territories in the UK.

Sightings

07-Oct-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
27-Sep-2018 : Chimney Meadows, Oxon (1)
24-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
25-Aug-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2+)
31-Jul-2018 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (3+)
02-Jul-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (3+)
15-Jun-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
18-May-2018 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
14-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (1)
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
25-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
11-Apr-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
05-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
01-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
29-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon (2)
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
22-Feb-2018 : Bury Down, Berks (10)
18-Feb-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
17-Feb-2018 : Chalfont Park, Oxon (2)
05-Feb-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (6)
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
04-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (4)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
17-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (6)
17-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
15-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (8)
13-Jan-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
08-Jan-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (8)
02-Jan-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)

18-Dec-2017 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (8)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (3)
16-Dec-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (5)
11-Dec-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (6)
26-Nov-2017 : Hitchcopse Pit, Oxon (8+)
21-Nov-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
17-Nov-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (6+)
08-Nov-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
05-Nov-2017 : Rushy Common, Oxon (2)
01-Nov-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4+)
30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
29-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
27-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
26-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2+)
11-Oct-2017 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk (2)
03-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
03-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
29-Aug-2017 : Lid's Down, Oxon (5+)
20-Aug-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
03-Aug-2017 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (2)
03-Aug-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
30-May-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
01-May-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
29-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
22-Apr-2017 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
06-Apr-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
02-Apr-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
01-Apr-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
30-Mar-2017 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (2)
25-Mar-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
19-Mar-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
19-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
12-Feb-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
11-Feb-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
04-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
21-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (3)
14-Jan-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
14-Jan-2017 : Caulcott, Oxon (10)
02-Jan-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (5)

31-Dec-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
24-Dec-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (10+)
03-Dec-2016 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (8+)
27-Nov-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (4+)
10-Oct-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (9)
18-Sep-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
11-Sep-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
07-Aug-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (6)
31-Jul-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (12+)
05-Jun-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
24-May-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (6+)
05-May-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
17-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
13-Apr-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
10-Apr-2016 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (6)
30-Mar-2016 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (2)
28-Mar-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
25-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (6)
12-Mar-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (12)
12-Mar-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon
06-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
06-Mar-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
05-Mar-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
27-Feb-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
21-Feb-2016 : Rushy Common, Oxon (12+)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (10+)
12-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (6)
01-Jan-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (c10)

20-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
12-Dec-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
28-Nov-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2+)
07-Nov-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (12+)
05-Nov-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (6)
23-Oct-2015 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk (4)
12-Sep-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2+)
15-Aug-2015 : Rushy Common, Oxon (c10)
02-Aug-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
01-Jun-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (6+)
04-May-2015 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1)
09-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
12-Mar-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
08-Mar-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (10+)
07-Mar-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (3)
01-Mar-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
21-Feb-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (3)
12-Feb-2015 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (c6)
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2+)
24-Jan-2015 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (6+)
11-Jan-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
10-Jan-2015 : Lower Radley, Oxon (5+)

29-Dec-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (c8)
29-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (10+)
17-Nov-2014 : Redbridge, Oxon (2)
19-Oct-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (c.15)
05-Oct-2014 : Chimney Meadows, Oxon (c.20)
28-Sep-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (8)
21-Sep-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon
16-Aug-2014 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
30-Jun-2014 : Kiplingcotes Chalk Pit, E. Yorks (2)
14-Jun-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon
09-May-2014 : Bwlch-y-rhiw, Ceredigion (1)
10-Apr-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
30-Mar-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
22-Mar-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
15-Mar-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
15-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
09-Mar-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
01-Mar-2014 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
20-Feb-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
16-Feb-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
01-Feb-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (c8)
25-Jan-2014 : Abingdon Sewage Works, Oxon
06-Jan-2014 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (5)
05-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2014 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)