Blue Tits

Blue titBlue Tits

The Blue Tit is one of the most recognisable garden birds in the country; with their yellow breast, blue wings, blue cap and a green back with a black and white face. Belonging to the family Paridae, their Latin name is Cyanistes Caeruleus and are one of the smallest of our native birds. With around fifteen million birds in the country, they are also one of the most widespread, populating all areas with the exception of the Scottish Islands, where there is no suitable habitat for them.

These birds live in every corner of the land, from our gardens to woodland areas, eating Insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts. They are also frequent visitors to our garden bird feeders.

Blue Tits nest in small holes in trees and can often be seen nesting in other places in more urban areas. The females lay one batch of 10-12 eggs per year, which are small and white with brown spots. Blue Tits lay their eggs every springs and although it’s the females that incubates them, both parents will feed the young chicks when they hatch.

We can all help our garden birds, especially during the winter by putting up a feeder in the garden to help them and other birds through the winter months when their natural foods are much harder to find.

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