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Long tailed-tit nests

Duration: 01:06

Iolo Williams watches the construction of a long-tailed tit nest in woods near Newtown. The nests are well hidden and contain at least 1000 feathers in each one. If the nest is sited in a more exposed area, then it may contain even more feathers. Spider webs are also weaved into the sides to allow nests to expand as the chicks inside get bigger.

Available since: Thu 3 Feb 2011


Series Producer
John Gwyn
Iolo Williams

This clip is from

Iolo's Secret Life of Birds Episode 1

Iolo Williams investigates how and why birds communicate.

First broadcast: 14 Nov 2010

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