The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Great Tit Parus major
||The largest and most clearly marked of all the tits, with a shiny black
cap and bib joined by a bold black line enclosing white cheeks. It also has a black stripe
down the belly (wider in male than female) and a green back. The wings and tail are pale
blue, the latter with white outer feathers.
||Most common calls are see-saw and teecha-teecha-teecha.
||Gardens, marshes, heaths, woods and hedges.
||Insects and seeds.
||8-13 eggs in a cup-like nest in a tree or a nest box. Incubation
takes 13-17 days and fledging takes 16-22 days.
1 brood per year; March-May.
|Location in Wet Woodland
||This bird was seen once in the stony area. It was seen feeding in a
mixed flock of other tits, goldcrests, nuthatches and treecreepers.