Coal Tit

Parus ater – TITW PENDDU – Breeding resident, unusual on the islands

Coal Tit – autumn irruptions

Periparus ater – TITW PENDDU – Breeding resident, unusual on the islands Although basically a sedentary species, the coal tit is prone to irruptive/eruptive behaviour following particularly good breeding seasons.  In such years, they are often seen along the open coast, and even reach the offshore islands, usually in October. During a large irruption of tits […]

Coal Tit – 2012 Irish race

Parus ater hibernans On 22 October in the Blackthorn scrub above the Youth Hostel at St Davids , a Coal Tit was observed by M Young-Powell, showing the lemon yellow cheeks and yellowish underparts of the Irish race ‘hibernans’. It turned out that a similar bird had been trapped and Photographed on Bardsey in 2006. The […]

Coal Tit – 2003-07 breeding

Parus ater – TITW PENDDU – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 78 70 Breeding probable 69 120 Breeding possible 52 19 No of tetrads occupied 199 (of 478) 209 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 41.6% 42.7% The county breeding population was estimated to lie in the range of 500–700 pairs […]

Coal Tit – 1994

Parus ater – TITW PENDDU – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 78 Breeding probable 69 Breeding possible 52 No of tetrads occupied 199 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 41.6% Known to Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) as a common resident, today the Coal Tit breeds throughout the woodlands of Pembrokeshire, being most numerous in the […]

Coal Tit – 1980s winter

Parus ater – TITW PENDDU – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Coal Tit were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 18 birds in a day. Probably numerically under […]

Coal Tit – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Coal Tit in Pembrokeshire

Coal Tit – 1894

Parus britannicus A common resident. Mr. Dix considered it more common than he had ever met with it in England, and in our locality it was certainly an abundant species. The nests we found were always lined with a thick welt of rabbit’s fur. Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands More about the Coal Tit in […]