British tits

British tits

British tits

£33.00

A signed A2 sized print of an original watercolour painting. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.

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There are 9 species of British tits – great tit, long-tailed tit, blue tit, coal tit, crested tit, marsh tit, willow tit, penduline tit and bearded tit. The last two – penduline and bearded are in fact ‘pseudo tits’. The other 7 are all Paridae – true tits.

During the painting of this, I’ve done all the tit jokes, so feel free to chuckle -or even titter – out loud now. I won’t be offended!

Four of these species of birds – great, long-tailed, blue, and coal – are regular visitors to our garden and maybe to yours too? They are active, noisy, and social birds and a delight to watch as they search for seeds and insects.

Some people call them titmice, and the Americans – perhaps to avoid using the word ‘tit’? – call them chickadees. There are 46 species of these charming little birds on the planet, mostly in the Northern hemisphere.