Do Great Tits Migrate

Great tits are the largest of the tit family; and probably the cleverest. They are ground feeders; while their relatives the blue tits are swinging acrobatically from hanging feeders, the great tit hovers beneath to quickly hoover up all of the spillages with very little effort. Although great tits prefer an insect diet in the … Read more

Are Great Tits In Decline or Endangered

Some species of garden bird cause us great concern due to their rapidly reducing numbers. Sometimes this is due to disease, but more recently, changes in farming practice seem to be a contributing factor in declining bird populations. I wondered if great tits are in decline because they seem to be one of the most … Read more

Are Great Tits the Same as Blue Tits

The fact that both of these songbirds have got ‘tit’ in their name makes me think that they’re part of the same family, but so are my children and they’re as different as chalk and cheese! When researching if great tits are the same as blue tits, I hoped to find out all of their … Read more

How to Attract Great Tits To Your Garden

Most of the birds in the tit family are easily recognised by their vibrant plumage, particularly the blue tit. It’s cousin, the great tit has a similarly striking appearance, including greenish-yellow feathers, white cheeks and a black cap. I see other members of the tit family at my feeders regularly, yet rarely see a great … Read more

What do Great Tits Eat?

Do you think you might have spotted great tits at your feeders? The cousin of the instantly recognisable blue tit is similarly marked at first glance but upon closer investigation, you will note that he has a distinctive black cap and his plumage is less blue, more green. They were once predominantly woodland birds but … Read more

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