Long-tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatusTitw Cynffon-hirBreeding resident

Long-tailed Tit – records

Aegithalos caudatus – Titw Cynffon-hir– Breeding resident Generally considered a sedentary, common and widespread breeding species, long-tailed tits can sometimes make surprisingly longer journeys, occasionally reaching the offshore islands in autumn.  Family parties of up to a dozen birds are not uncommon, but sometimes they gather in larger numbers. 1990 – Three reached Skomer 28 […]

Long-tailed Tit – 2003-07 breeding

Aegithalos caudatus – Titw Cynffon-hir– Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 109 134 Breeding probable 35 53 Breeding possible 51 39 No of tetrads occupied 195 (of 478) 226 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 40.8% 46.1% Suffering high mortality during severe winters, the breeding population during the 1984-88 survey was considered […]

Long-tailed Tit – 1994

Aegithalos caudatus – Titw Cynffon-hir– Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 109 Breeding probable 35 Breeding possible 51 No of tetrads occupied 195 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 40.8% Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) found the Long-tailed Tit to be a common resident. Long-tailed Tits suffer high mortality during severe winters, the winters of 1949, 1962 […]

Long-tailed Tit – 1980s winter

Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus – Titw Cynffon-hir– Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Long-tailed Tits 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 16-28 birds. More about the Long-tailed Tit in Pembrokeshire

Long-tailed Tit – 1894

Acredula rosea – A common resident. This minute species was very plentiful around Stone Hall, where the larch and spruce covers afforded the members of the Tit family both shelter and an abundance of the insect food they love. We frequently came across its beautiful nest in the woods, and noticed that the materials employed by the tiny architects varied with […]