Marsh Tit

Poecile palustris dresseri – Titw’r WernBreeding resident

Marsh Tit – 2003-07 breeding

Poecile palustris dresseri – Titw’r Wern – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 65 39 Breeding probable 61 72 Breeding possible 46 34 No of tetrads occupied 172 (of 478) 145 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 36% 29.6% The Marsh Tit has a glossy black cap and bib and lacks a […]

Marsh Tit – 1994

Poecile palustris dresseri – Titw’r Wern – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 65 Breeding probable 61 Breeding possible 46 No of tetrads occupied 172 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 36% Mathew (1894) described Marsh Tits as common residents which were very numerous around his home at Stone Hall, although it should be borne in mind […]

Marsh Tit – 1980s winter

Poecile palustris dresseri – Titw’r Wern – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Marsh Tits were present in the majority of 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 8 birds. However, it should […]

Marsh Tit – 1894

Parus palustris – A common resident, very numerous around Stone Hall. Curiously enough, Mr. Dix was never able to detect it in his remote corner of the county. We have noticed that all the species of Tit are greedily fond of the oily seeds of the sun-flower. One beautiful summer when we had quite a plantation of these gaudy blooms […]