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.

34 thoughts on “Yet Another New Visitor To The Garden

  1. Nice πŸ€—. Here they are called β€˜Chickadee’ , based on their call. Many more in the northern US where I come from. A favorite with everyone.

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  2. 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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      1. That is a very interesting article, thank you, Sally. I always admired how birds survived the brutally cold winters. Nature is trully astonishing!

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  3. Lucky you and thanks for sharing an amazing photo of a very special bird!! Svartmes in Swedish, tack Anki πŸ™‚

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  4. 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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    1. I did’t realise they were related until after posting. Such a small world. Always a pleasure to have such visitors to the garden πŸ™‚


  5. Nice photo! We have a coal tit visit too, and yesterday had long-tailed tits for the first time in this garden. Always a joy spotting new visitors!

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  6. I think nuts are a favorite of many birds. That is a cool feeder. And the bird does remind me of the cute chickadee.

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      1. Right! I provided nuts and suet during winter when I lived in New England.


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