Coal Tit

Coal Tit

Observation - Coal Tit. Description: In contrast to Blue Tits, Coal Tits seem to have had a good breeding season, locally, this year. Most of those which I am catching are young birds. They are very similar to adults; but, in the hand, the juvenile olivey-edged wing coverts contrast with the

In contrast to Blue Tits, Coal Tits seem to have had a good breeding season, locally, this year. Most of those which I am catching are young birds. They are very similar to adults; but, in the hand, the juvenile olivey-edged wing coverts contrast with the grey-edged adult feathers. This bird, after its post-juvenile moult, has retained three of its old, juvenile greater coverts (the outer ones). Not easy to see in the field!!