Marsh Tit


Marsh Tit

Misleading name as this bird is found largely in deciduous woodlands, copse, parks and well established gardens. Can be found acros Endland & Wales with a few being seen in southern Scotland.Its quiet a scarse urban visitor. Can be found all year round.


Identification

Adult
Neat elegant bird well defined small black bib and glossy black cap. Rounded head, uniform buff brown upperparts. Can be mistaken for the Willow Tit.
Size
11 - 12cm
Bill
Black, short & stubby
Legs
Black medium in length
Habitat
Heaths, woods, hedges, gardens
Behaviour
Flits, takes off & lands from vegetation
Flocking
1 - 5
Flight
Undulating, flitting
Voice
Distinctive repeated pitchoo-pitchoo and chip - chip

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
Rotten Food
Eggs
6 - 9, white, spotted reddish
Incubation Period
13 - 17 days
Broods
1 - 2; April - May
Food
Insects & nuts, suet & seeds
UK Breeding Pairs
60,000