Yet Another New Visitor To The Garden

Coal Tit Periparus ater

I have seen Blue Tits, Great Tits and Long-tailed Tits visit the garden, but never one of these, a Coal Tit Periparus ater on my nut feeder.


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December 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.

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31 thoughts on “Yet Another New Visitor To The Garden

  1. Pete, this looks exactly like our little black-capped chickadees. They must have had a cold night here β€” it was nearly -30C last night. Now at 9 AM a balmy -28C. Thankfully this cold snap is supposed to end overnight.

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  2. I’m glad to know the tits and our chickadees are related. I still haven’t quite sorted the taxonomic changes that appear to have taken place, but one of these days I will.

    I think peanut feeders are the best. I’ve had chickadees, titmice, and sparrows all feed at them nicely, so I’m not surprised the tit’s doing the same.

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