Great Tits

The Scots Magazine - - Polly’s Places -

My great-un­cle who was a fab­u­lously knowl­edge­able birder once told me that to re­ally know birds well, you must learn their songs and calls. He added that in the gar­den though the great tit has an easy “see-saw” call to recog­nise, it also causes con­fu­sion for its range of calls through­out the year is as­ton­ish­ing. So when I don’t in­stantly recog­nise some­thing, I of­ten wait and watch and find that it is in­deed a great tit. Great tits love gar­den feed­ers and also dom­i­nate the prop­erty mar­ket by com­man­deer­ing nest boxes. Black-headed Bob and saw sharp­ener are two of their old nick­names.

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