Daily Archives: December 18, 2009

ARE THE COAL TITS USING THEIR STORED FOOD?

It’s bad weather here today and I have been putting bird food out on and off all day!

Just wondered if the Coal Tits  are using any food store they have.

Coal Tits take the food, hide their food away, sometimes in the ground, sometimes in a tree.  They carry off nuts and store them in hiding places.  Nuts are nutritious and store well. 

They collect and store for a time when there is no food.  The bird remembers the exact location.

Isn’t that clever!  It must give them an advantage over other birds.

Has anyone seen anything like this or have other information about Coal Tits storing food.