Coal Tit (Periparus ater)
Species
Coal Tit (Periparus ater). Taken at Abingdon, Oxon., on November 4th 2019.
Taken at Abingdon, Oxon., on November 4th 2019.
(1/500th sec at f9. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 10 - 11.5 cm

Not as colourful as some of its relatives, the Coal Tit has a distinctive grey back, black cap, and white patch at the back of its neck.

Coal Tits can be found throughout the British Isles.

They breed mainly in coniferous woodland.

In winter Coal Tits join with other tits to form flocks which roam through woodlands and gardens in search of food.

There are around 760000 breeding territories in the UK. It has green status on the UK list.

Sightings

04-Dec-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
30-Nov-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
29-Nov-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
22-Nov-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
19-Nov-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
07-Nov-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
04-Nov-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
28-Oct-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
27-Oct-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
03-Oct-2019 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk
21-Sep-2019 : Wytham Woods, Oxon (1)
24-Aug-2019 : Mortimer, Berks (1)
23-May-2019 : Tipperty, Aberdeenshire (2)
22-May-2019 : Abernethy Forest, Highland (2)
03-May-2019 : Elan Valley, Powys (1)
30-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
24-Mar-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
14-Feb-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
27-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (4)
13-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)

27-Dec-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
03-Nov-2018 : Buckland Warren, Oxon (1)
22-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France
19-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France
07-Jul-2018 : Besselsleigh Wood, Oxon (1)
26-Jun-2018 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire (2)
04-May-2018 : Elan Valley, Powys (2)
17-Feb-2018 : Chalfont Park, Oxon (1)
06-Feb-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
07-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (1)
01-Jan-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)

16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
02-Dec-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
31-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
30-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
09-Oct-2017 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (1)
08-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
11-Mar-2017 : Millets Farm, Frilford, Oxon (1)

27-Nov-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
26-Jun-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
01-Jan-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)

20-Dec-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
01-Nov-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
20-Oct-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
21-May-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
01-May-2015 : Arne, Dorset (2)
01-May-2015 : Wareham Forest, Dorset (1)
05-Mar-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2+)
22-Jan-2015 : Oxford, Oxon (1)