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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Coal Tit

Hebrides bird sightings - Blue Tit

Coal Tit

Parus ater

Gaelic : Cailleach-cheann-dubh, Smutag

Photography © Debbie Bozkurt
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
April 2007

 

"I am also trying to feed the birds near my garden in Stornoway, I am opposite the castle grounds and so far, I have seen blue tits, great tits, coal tits, green finches, chaffinch, male and female, black bird, thrush, redwing and Hoodies. I attached the fat balls to the barb wire fence next to the empty field and the Hoodies dive bomb them knocking them into the field and having a great time at my expense!!!...The coal tit was on our fence waiting for its turn on the fat balls."

 

  • Coal Tit
  • Parus ater
  • Gaelic : Cailleach-cheann-dubh
  • WI: Uncommon resident breeder (10-99 breeding pairs) in Lewis. Otherwise rare visitor (30 or less records) to Uists and Barra

 

Coal Tit records in the Western Isles

Uncommon resident breeder (10-99 breeding pairs) in Lewis
Otherwise rare visitor (30 or less records) to Uists and Barra
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Coal Tit is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

Debbie's online photo album

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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