Crested Tit

crested tit sitting on a lichen

The rockers of the Tit world...yes. I just said that!!

With their spikey hairdos and blood red eyes they definitely stand out amongst their comrades when you find them. Unique to Scotland (in the UK anyway) and specifically the Highlands they're a firm favourite amongst photographers and bird lovers alike. Yet another native to the Caledonian forests, it gives us even more reason to head up north in the beautiful Scottish winters.

crested tit sitting in a tree

It's easy to understand why. For such a little bird they've got a feisty character. Fiercely territorial they'll be sure to let you know when they're around with a call you won't forget.

crested tit sitting on the ground
crested tit sitting on the groun

You won't find them feeding out your hand like the Coal Tit or Robin but they'll normally put on a good wee show and it's always fun to watch them chase away the other birds for the umpteenth pile of food someone's left for them.

crested tit sitting on a nut feeder
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