Bird Food Blog

Tits Population

Date: 2020-02-06 12:08:48 | Category: Bird Feeding | Author: David Cole
They’re back!

……..and looking great – the Tit population at my home in West Sussex has suddenly exploded – great numbers and great variety – I have had Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Marsh Tits and Long Tailed Tits all on the feeding station at the same time.

I blame the TWOOTZ fat balls supplemented with a generous helping of Peanuts.


In the mid summer the Tits seem to vanish, and those that do appear have a greyish tinge to their plumage – probably recovering from the breeding season and taking advantage of plentiful food in the woods and hedges.

This year their frantic activity has attracted the attention of a pair of Crows – these intelligent birds are watching the goings-on intently but as yet have not ventured onto the bird tables – they are not really equipped for hanging upside down and in any case are wary of human beings.