Birds to look for in May — Great Tit


Great Tit
Photo credit: Duerden Cormack

Where to look

Great tits can be found in gardens, woods and parks throughout Britain except the far north of Scotland.

Description

The great tit (Parus major) is the largest member of the tit family and can be 
told apart from other tits by its black head and black stripe down its front (males with the widest stripes tend to be more successful with females!). The only way of telling the difference between a male and female is that the black stripe is wider and more strongly developed in males. The male has a double-note song which sounds like he’s repeating ‘tea-cher’ or ‘see-saw’. In English folklore the great tit’s seesawing call is meant to a forecast rain.  They eat Insects, seeds and nuts. 

Tweet of the Day
To hear the Great tit’s song follow the link below to the BBC’s Tweet of the Day

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mztpd



Where we've found Great Tits


Great Tit spottings journal (7 seen)

Last seen Location Spotted by Group Notes
27 May 2020 Stroud Valley Community School
19 May 2020 Frith Wood Mr Lee Wales Class On a dog walk
7 May 2020 our garden bird feeder Gabb
6 May 2020 My garden Mrs Dalgleish-Smith Ireland Class In my garden
5 May 2020 SN10 2ES Pops Cooks&Co Great Tit pair seen in front of our house stealing wadding from the flower baskets for nesting.
13 Apr 2020 Cashes Green tamsin Stroud Valleys Project This Great Tit was so well hidden that I only found it by following its call!
27 Mar 2020 gadun ella The Weaver's

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