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December 2010

Long-tailed tits like a lovely bunch of coconuts!

By Heather 9 years ago






"I thought you might like to see just how popular the filled coconuts are with our long-tailed tits..."
says
Lucy Rutherford
.

Wow, aren't they fabulous!
Long-tailed Tits can be found throughout the UK, all year round. Some leave Britain in September, and return any time between February and April. I thought their favourite foods were insects but they are definitely partial to a seed and fat filled coconut....


Until 8th December you can claim a FREE pack of 6 Fat and Seed Filled Coconuts when you place an order online with Wiggly Wigglers.
Long-tailed Tits make a delicate little nest out of moss, lichens, wool and spiders' webs, lined with hundreds of soft feathers. You can help them out by putting out a nesting spiral for them. It's a bit like you can order your bed and have it delivered by nightfall...
Their nests are deep and dome-shaped, and the entrance is at the side, near to the top. The usually build low down in trees, bushes or brambles.

By Heather 9 years ago


Long-tailed Tits makes a delicate little nest out of moss, lichens, wool and spiders' webs, lined with hundreds of soft feathers. The nest is deep and dome-shaped, and the entrance is at the side, near to the top. The nest is usually built low down in trees, bushes or brambles. The eggs are white, and speckled with light red. When the eggs have hatched, both parent birds, as well as about 12 chicks, all squeeze t