October 31st   Leave a comment

We don’t always have long-tailed tits around and about Crail but there are at least two groups making the rounds just now. I saw a flock of about 10 in the Patch at Fife Ness and then immediately afterwards a flock of about 15 at Kilminning. They must have a good breeding season – like grey partridges, their autumn group size is probably a reflection of a single pair’s reproduction during the summer. Long-tailed tits always move together as a tight, cohesive group, calling constantly to maintain contact with each other and so always advertising their presence.

Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tit

Posted October 31, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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