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Coal Tits? [Oct. 13th, 2012|10:27 am]
Tony Grist
I hung a block of Bill Oddie's "power feed" in the ash tree this morning and it has attracted what I think are coal tits. We've not seen them in our yard before. I've had my bird book out and I've been poring over the plates. Coal tits are very like great tits only without the blue stripe along the wing. I wish the little buggers would stay still for half a minute so I could be sure. 
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-10-13 10:07 am (UTC)

Re: Merits of Genetics.

I'm used to seeing great tits, but these little fellas are new to me.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2012-10-13 01:09 pm (UTC)
Since we have no birds we call "tits" and since that's the way we spell "teats" over here, your post title conjured up a rather different mental image.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-10-14 08:42 am (UTC)
We spell "teats" that way too. It's a source of endless hilarity.
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[User Picture]From: red_girl_42
2012-10-14 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, "great tits" had me laughing like a teenaged boy. :-)
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[User Picture]From: ashlyme
2012-10-13 04:14 pm (UTC)
I think I saw a long-tailed tit once, but never a coal. Hope you got a good sighting in the end.
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[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2012-10-17 07:12 pm (UTC)
Keep feeding 'em, they'll hang around...

Bill Oddie's power feed, eh? That's a new one on me...
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