Recordings April, Hertfordshire, England unless noted.
Blue Tit scolding alarm call.
Contact calls (Dec, Herts).
More contact calls (Dec, Herts).
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine if it is a call or a song.
Six birds interacting in an oak tree, with various calls, including song phrases.
At least 4 birds in close proximity (Mar, Herts).
Great Tits also have a wide variety of calls. The commonly heard pink alarm is very similar to a call of the Chaffinch (Jan, Herts).
Chaffinch pink (Apr, Herts)
Pink calls are often combined with other calls.
Any unfamiliar call heard in woodland is most likely to be a Great Tit.
Scolding calls, a few examples.
This one (a song or a call?) sounds similar to a Coal or Marsh Tit.
Coal Tit alarm call. Unlike other species of tit, Coal Tits do not have harsh scolding calls.
Coal Tits also make a tittering call.
Marsh Tit calls (Dec, Norfolk). The diagnostic call is a pitchu, but there are other calls, such as Blue Tit-like scolding.
More Marsh Tit calls (Dec, Norfolk).
Metallic calls by a Marsh Tit (other birds calling include Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Nuthatch and Long-tailed Tit, Dec, Herts).
The almost identical-appearing Willow Tit has different call notes (May, Herts).