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It’s been a whirlwind three months since we wrapped up our Willow Tit survey of the Dearne Valley in April. We had 14 super keen volunteers brave the “Beast from the East” in order to seek out what is a difficult bird to spot in fine conditions, never mind thick snow! Ultimately, the weather seemed […]

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National Nest Box Week!

It’s National Nest Box Week, commencing on Valentines Day – so to celebrate, we take a look at our wonderful Willow Tit project, set in the Dearne Valley; to see what they’ll be doing this week.

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Winter Willow Tits

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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How to spot a Willow Tit

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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Why the Willow Tit?

The Willow Tit – the small bird that thinks it’s a woodpecker. This endearing mimic is the only English tit species to excavate a new nest hole each breeding season, rather than using existing cavities. They don’t quite equal woodpeckers in terms of pecking power, so they prefer to hollow out old rotting stumps, which […]

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Introducing the Willow Tit

Before I started working for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust two years ago, I had never even heard of a Willow Tit. It was therefore incredibly surprising to learn that this subtle little bird has declined by 94% since the 1970s, and suffered local extinctions in many parts of the country.

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