Coal Tit: boarder and hoarder | Nature Notes from Dorset

I am not sure whether I was surprised to see that the coal tit (Parus ater) was number 15 in the top garden birds list or not. They are certainly a regular visitor to our garden but we live quite close to Wareham Forest where they are very common amongst the coniferous woodland, I rarely see them seem to see them in any other habitat.
They are very active little birds that do not stay around long; in and out for a quick raid on the seed normally but this one paused long enough for me to get a snap and, obligingly, he turned his head to one side to show the diagnostic white stripe down the back.

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