The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Coal Tit Parus ater
||The smallest tit species, grey-blue above, with a double white wingbar.
The underparts greyish white, crown and bib glossy black. A white patch on the back of
head distinguishes it from other woodland tits. Size:10.5-11.5cm
||High-pitched zee-zee-zee, also a repeated weecho-weecho-weecho.
||Woods, hedges, heaths and gardens.
||Insects and seeds.
||7-9 eggs in a cup like nest in a tree hole. Incubation takes 14-18
days and fledging takes 16-19 days.
2 broods per year; April-May
|Location in Wet Woodland
||Seen at the Mound, cherry, stony, wet and oak areas. These regions
contain many trees which hold lots of insects to eat. This species was mostly seen feeding
with other tits and small birds in mixed flocks near the tree canopy.