The voices were those of the orderlies who were packing up; one voice, probably a coachman's, was teasing Kutuzov's old cook whom Prince Andrew knew, and who was called Tit.
He was saying, "Tit, I say, Tit!"
at the trees, at the green fields visible behind those trees, and at the leafless branches which surrounded the body of the small blue tit.
Her sympathy with nature was exquisite.
However, there is one other tit currently present here, a single, minuscule coal tit.
He or she - the two sexes are identical - has to be a real opportunist to get any food at all.
In Northumberland, where almost 4,000 people took part, the top 10 was: house sparrow; starling; blue tit; blackbird; chaffinch; woodpigeon; great tit; goldfinch; jackdaw; coal tit.
The pied flycatcher, a small migratory bird that spends winters in Africa and returns to Europe in spring to breed, is known to build its nest on top of the previously constructed nest of a resident woodland bird in Europe the great tit.
The behavior, which has been dubbed "nest take-over," can sometimes lead to fatal conflicts when improperly executed.
We can look at the example of the willow tit.
We are lucky to have around 10 per cent of the UK population in North Manchester and South Lancashire.
To the best of my knowledge the majority of bird species are neither promiscuous nor territorial which in this instance the latter certainly applies to the blue tit.
Michael Heseltine said his nickname at school was Great Tit.
Here in the West Midlands the top W ten species, in descending order, were house sparrow (although this was seen in only just over half of the gardens) wood pigeon (surely heading for number one next year) blue tit, blackbird, starling, magpie, great tit, robin, goldfinch and long-tailed tit.
IBecause acclaimed artist Mark Roscoe seems to think that the Birmingham bird-watcher is a bit of a tit.
Top 10 placings: Tyne and Wear: starling; house sparrow; blackbird; blue tit; woodpigeon; goldfinch; magpie; collared dove; feral pigeon; great tit.
In the former category are the blue tit, great tit and coal tit.
The best way to serve their needs is to hang a peanut or seed dispenser from the edge of the table.