March 24th, 2008, 10:46 AM
I have a Tit-like bird using my feeder in the garden with very strange plumage. Has anyone seen anything like it before?
Please go to link below for photos taken through greenhouse window, hence the poor quality.
March 24th, 2008, 12:28 PM
I would guess this is a wacky Coal Tit.
March 24th, 2008, 01:51 PM
March 24th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Yes a grotty Coal.
It would be much easier by the way to just attatch one of the pics to your post.
It took ages for me to get to your site and then find and load the pic. Everyone is not on broadband (I,m not anyway ! ).
March 24th, 2008, 08:54 PM
So, we have a "Wacky, tatty, grotty Coal Tit" - is this a new addition to the British list?
March 25th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Many thanks everyone. My Wacky, tatty, grotty Coal Tit seams quite happy and showing interest in one of our nesting boxes. Will let you know about offspring, if we get some.
Point taken about photos John. Will attempt to attatch photo to message next time. Learning curve is quite steep!
March 25th, 2008, 10:10 PM
I suspect this is more of "wacky" than "tatty", looks partially-albinistic...
EDIT: actually it seems more than just that. I'd certainly label it wacky!