Scientific name: Parus ater
Size: Approx 11cm
Distribution: Found throughout the UK
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Parks, gardens, open woodland and areas with hedges and scrub
Food: Invertebrates and seeds
Special features: Coal Tits are the smallest members of the tit family in the UK. They're normally found in coniferous woodlands and plantations, but in winter time will visit garden bird tables for nuts and seeds.
Coal Tits have a very high pitched call which sounds something like "tsseee".