Great tits are colourful both in their plumage and their song. If the white cheek patches, yellow breast and black bib aren't enough for identification, the ringing 'tee-cher' or sharp 'tink tink' will be. Nests are made anywhere there is a hole, usually in a tree or box, but pipes and letter boxes have also been used.

This largest of the British tits is a common woodland bird and a favourite visitor to gardens and parks throughout most of Europe and Asia. In winter, great tits flock together with other tits to roam the countryside looking for food.

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