October 17th   Leave a comment

Long-tailed tit

There has been a flock of long-tailed tits foraging along the trees of Marketgate off and on for the last week. This morning they were crossing the road from Roome Bay Avenue into Denburn as I walked to get my lift to work. You can’t miss them if they come through your bit of Crail – they make thin “zee zee zee” contact calls constantly – and follow each other from tree to tree in broken lines. They are quite tiny with ridiculously long tails. They are very sociable and stay very close together. They even roost closely together. I have only seen photos of this: they are very cute at the best of times but a pink bundle of them huddled side by side on the same branch must be irresistible. Long-tailed tits are not always in residence in Crail but we had a good flock last winter as well.

Posted October 17, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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