Coal Tit

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Comments (7)

David Brown Photogra… on March 3, 2009

This look so much like our ubiquitous Chickadee that I was moved to post one for comparison. Could they be related?

You have some nice birds there near Beeley, Biddy

Kenny Wharton on March 4, 2009

Thanks for the comparison jethrohoyt, The Coal Tit has a white patch on its nape Where as the willow tit and marsh tit has a black head. The Chickadee looks more like a Marsh Tit. I will have to to mre research!

Jean Gregory Evans on June 4, 2009

Yes, jethro is right. Here is another example of the Carolina Chickadee, which is very similar to the Chickadee, very difficult to tell them apart but one sings a long song and the other only sings a short part of it. Yeah, I know, go figure!

Kenny Wharton on June 4, 2009

go figure HA! We have the same problem with the Willow tit and Marsh tit. The only easy way to tell them apart is by their song. Our RSPB website has both bird songs however I attract birds to my hide by feeding. They must be polite birds as they dont sing with their mouths full!!!

Patty Arsenault on January 16, 2011

Another excellent one, Kenny. Cheers, Patty

HAMANA on May 17, 2011

Wonderful shot, Kenny!

Looks a bit like our Black-capped Chickadee.



HAMANA on May 17, 2011

I'm just noticing the name. Our Titmouse is the only bird with the by-name "tit".


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 9, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kenny Wharton
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2009/02/07 09:46:31
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash