Coal Tit Periparus ater

Coal Tit
Coal Tit
The Coal Tit has a subtle pinky-yellow front without the black centre line of its Great and Blue cousins, white cheeks, black bib and black cap with a distinctive, white "badger" stripe on the nape. Shown is the British subspecies, P. a. britannicus, which is a little smaller than those in southern Europe and has a slight olive green tinge to its grey back rather than the blue-grey of continental European birds.
Coal Tit"They said that's the icing on the cake"
Coal Tits" 's no icing"
Coal Tit Less wary at new food sources, this one is delighted to be first
The bib The bib
Coal Tit Peanut cake is a particular favourite
Badger stripe The badger stripe
Badger stripe
Badger stripe
Coal Tit and Blue Tit The Coal Tit is a little smaller than the Blue Tit (top)
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal Tit The pink tongue
Coal Tit
Coal Tit fledgling The fledgling initially has a grey front and yellow cheeks
Coal Tit fledgling The front gradually turns pale yellow
Coal Tit