Parus Cristatus - Crested Tit
Source: British Garden Birds (www.garden-birds.co.uk)
Crested Tits have a relatively large head, which is a dirty white with a neat black crescent-shape running through and behind the eye, a black bib and collar. The pointed crest, which is speckled with black and white, is unique to British birds of this size. The upperparts are grey-brown, the underparts are whitish with buff coloured flanks. Male and female are alike. Juveniles are browner, have a less pointed crest, and lack the black collar.
The call is a soft, bubbly trill that, when repeated, becomes the bird's song.
Crested Tits forage on the ground and among the low branches of pine forests in search of insects, spiders, and pine seeds. They will visit bird tables in gardens.
The nest is built by the female in a hole excavated in rotten wood, for example: stump
of a tree, or partly dead tree. The nest cup is made from moss and lichen, lined with
hair, wool and spiders' webs.