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