The Long-tailed Tit, with it's small round appearance and long tail is unlikely to be confused with any other bird. In winter it is usually seen in small flocks calling to each other as they move along a hedgerow feeding. In cold weather they often look like balls of fluffy feathers with little shape.
Distribution: A common widespread resident bird throughout Europe and the UK.
Habitat: Can be found in almost any area of bushes, trees, gardens and hedges.
Notes: The Long-tailed Tit looks unlike any other commonly found bird, usually seen in family groups during the summer months or large feeding groups in winter. The bird is well known for it's amazing nest, a dome which it constructs from spiders webs covered in lichen. The nest stretches as the chicks grow and is relatively weather proof.