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A pair of blue tits has been in and out of the box lately and things are looking very hopeful.
Volunteer BTO nest recorder Henry Cook is giving Willow Tits a hand at a site in Denbighshire.
But the RSPB said it was curious to see how the figures might change this year, following a positive year for some resident British birds including greenfinches, chaffinches, blue tits, great tits and long-tailed tits.
However, it does seem to be a particularly early kickoff for one cock great tit, that's for sure.
We have something in the region of 200 pairs of willow tits, about 10 per cent of the national total, and they all live in scrubby woodland.
They always used to feed on the ground, or on bird tables, but they have learnt how to perch on seed and nut feeders, like sparrows and blue tits.
Long-tailed tits, and other smaller birds, have adapted to feeding on seeds and peanuts at bird tables or from hanging feeders.
Warmer weather leading up to the 2016 Big Garden Birdwatch in January helped boost numbers of long-tailed tits by 44% on last year, bringing them into the top 10 most commonly spotted birds for the first time in seven years.
It was my cheeky way of describing him - something along the lines of a 'long-tailed tit.
The three-year study of blue tits, which also involved researchers from the University of California Davis, USA and the University of Glasgow, showed that mothers with more UV-reflectant crown feathers did not lay more eggs, but did fledge more offspring than duller females.
Kevin Kershaw was on board the Tit Bonhomme with skipper Michael Hayes, the founder of the Helvic lifeboat station, when it went down about 6am on Sunday.
FROM SQUAW TIT TO WHOREHOUSE MEADOW: HOW MAPS NAME, CLAIM, AND INFLAME is for any reader who is fascinated by geography and place name history.
Blue Tit families are some of the biggest around - each pair may lay as many as 14 eggs - so the parents really have their work cut out.
Conversely, temperature played only a small role in explaining the fluctuations of an English population of the Great Tit (Lack 1966), as well as of a Black-capped Chickadee, Parus atricapillus, population in Connecticut (Loery and Nichols 1985).
Tit for tat never earns short-run gains by exploiting those willing to cooperate, but its refusal to do further business with defectors means it cannot be exploited too severely either.