Great Tit (Parus major)
Species

Taken at Abingdon, Oxon., on December 26th 2013.
(1/640th sec at f11. © David Hastings)

Juvenile. Taken at Warburg Reserve, Oxon., on May 20th 2009.
(1/250th sec at f10. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 13.5 - 15cm

The Great Tit is the largest British tit. It is green and yellow with a striking glossy black head with white cheeks, and a distinctive two-syllable song.

It is found throughout the British Isles, with the exception of the northern and western Scottish islands.

It breeds in woodlands, and also in parks and gardens.

Great Tits can be quite aggressive at feeders, fighting off other tits.

There are around 2.5 million territories in the UK.

Sightings

10-Oct-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
24-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (5)
06-Sep-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
28-Aug-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
31-Jul-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
22-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France
26-Jun-2018 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire
20-Jun-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
18-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
11-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
07-May-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
05-May-2018 : Gilfach Farm, Powys (2)
04-May-2018 : Elan Valley, Powys
04-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
26-Apr-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
25-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
22-Apr-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
21-Apr-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon
19-Apr-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (4)
18-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
17-Apr-2018 : South Hinksey, Oxon (4+)
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
10-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
05-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
05-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
03-Apr-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (6)
01-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
29-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (5)
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (7)
17-Feb-2018 : Chalfont Park, Oxon
15-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3+)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
12-Feb-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
06-Feb-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
04-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2+)
18-Jan-2018 : Slimbridge, Glos
17-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
15-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (6)
10-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon
07-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon
07-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
04-Jan-2018 : Ardington, Oxon (2)
03-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1+)
01-Jan-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (5+)

26-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
18-Dec-2017 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (3)
04-Dec-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
30-Nov-2017 : Barnard Gate, Oxon
16-Nov-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
06-Nov-2017 : Highmoor, Oxon
30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
29-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
03-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
20-Sep-2017 : Portland Bill, Dorset (2)
19-Sep-2017 : Portland Bill, Dorset (2)
26-Aug-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
03-Aug-2017 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon
03-Aug-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
11-Jun-2017 : Velebits National Park, Croatia
25-Mar-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Mar-2017 : Rushy Common, Oxon
19-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
04-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
22-Jan-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
21-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
05-Jan-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2+)

31-Dec-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
24-Dec-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
27-Nov-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon
13-Nov-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
06-Nov-2016 : La Janda, Spain (1)
04-Nov-2016 : Ronda, Spain
02-Nov-2016 : Sierra De Las Nieves, Spain (2)
06-Oct-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
23-Jul-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
17-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
31-Mar-2016 : Marston Meadows, Oxon
28-Mar-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (10+)
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Mar-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
12-Mar-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
12-Mar-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon
06-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4+)
05-Mar-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (3+)
14-Feb-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
11-Feb-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
07-Feb-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
01-Jan-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (5)

29-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
27-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
07-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
08-Aug-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
01-Jun-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
30-Apr-2015 : Arne, Dorset
27-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
27-Apr-2015 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon
09-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
06-Apr-2015 : Stratfield Brake, Oxon (2)
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
21-Mar-2015 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
08-Mar-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
07-Mar-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
15-Feb-2015 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
08-Feb-2015 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
24-Jan-2015 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
17-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
17-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon
11-Jan-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
10-Jan-2015 : Lower Radley, Oxon
02-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (3+)

29-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
01-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
19-Oct-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
14-Sep-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
04-Sep-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
28-Aug-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
16-Aug-2014 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
30-Jul-2014 : Challan Hall, Lancashire
23-Jun-2014 : Trigrad, Bulgaria
21-Jun-2014 : Zhelezhari, Bulgaria
08-Jun-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
25-May-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
11-May-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon
09-May-2014 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion
04-May-2014 : Y Clywd, Ceredigion
03-May-2014 : Y Clywd, Ceredigion (2)
17-Apr-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Apr-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
30-Mar-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon
30-Mar-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
23-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
19-Mar-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon
15-Mar-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
15-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
09-Mar-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
08-Mar-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
01-Mar-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
20-Feb-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon
16-Feb-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Feb-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
01-Feb-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
25-Jan-2014 : Abingdon Sewage Works, Oxon
19-Jan-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
11-Jan-2014 : Bagley Wood, Oxon
11-Jan-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon
05-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
02-Jan-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)