The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Marsh Tit Parus palustris
|Appearance||Typical Tit with round head, short bill, black cap and uniform buff-brown
upperparts. It also has a small black bill, white cheeks and sandy coloured breast.
Size: 11-12cm tall
|Voice||Distinctive, repeated pitchoo-pitchoo-pitchoo, also repeated chip-chip.|
|Habitat||Heaths, woods, hedges and gardens.|
|Food||Insects and seeds.|
|Breeding Habits||6-9 eggs in cup-like nest in a hole in rotten wood. Incubation takes
13-17 days and fledging takes 16-21 days.
1-2 broods per year; April-May.
|Location in Wet Woodland||Seen in the Mound, Bluebell and Stony areas. These areas contain
mainly mature trees and provide good feeding and nesting sites.
The birds were mainly observed feeding in family groups and in mixed flocks.