About The Nesting Birds – The Coal Tit

Coal Tit

This little bird is slightly smaller than the Blue Tit and often regarded as being a species found more in coniferous woodlands. They do occur in other habitats, including gardens.

Coal Tits are known to nest earlier than the Blue Tits & Great Tits and normally nest in holes in trees. They can use a nest box, but normally loose out to the larger birds.

The latin name for a Coal Tit is Periparus ater. They are on the RSPB Green List, meaning there is no identified threat to the bird’s population.

Photos © Ben Kirby