Tit Major Or Sawyer





The Rev. E. V. Owen, Vicar of Llwydiarth, Montgomeryshire, told me that

the Tit's notes are a sign of rain, at least, that it is so considered in

his parish. The people call the bird Sawyer, and they say its notes

resemble in sound the filing of a saw. A man once said to my friend:--I

dunna like to hear that old sawyer whetting his saw. Why not, said

Mr. Owen. 'Cause it'll rain afore morning, was the answer. This bird,

if heard in February, when the snow or frost is on the ground, indicates

a breaking up of the weather. Its sharp notes rapidly repeated several

times in succession are welcome sounds in hard weather, for they show

that spring is coming.





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