Blue Tit Bird

Blue Tit Bird

These fascinating little birds are known to peel the bark off trees hunting for insects. This has led them to do something similar to houses. They will go to work on thatch, for instance, if a bug’s to be found beneath. They will return each year to the same nesting box as well and work hard building their nests. There’s a reason. These little birds lay 7 to 13 eggs in a single clutch. That’s a lot of mouths to feed, which makes the blue tit bird a hard working little creature.

Here’s a wonderful 2-minute video of a blue tit singing. This is a very cool, 3-minute video of a blue tit preparing his nesting box. Here’s a tender 1-minute video of a male blue tit feeding his mate. Okay, one more! Here’s a fabulous 6-minute video of hatchlings and the care the parents take with their brood.

FunFacts about the Blue Tit Bird: (Source) (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: The Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small passerine bird in the tit family, Paridae. It is easily recognizable by its blue and yellow plumage and small size. Eurasian blue tits, usually resident and non-migratory birds, are widespread and a common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands with a high proportion of oak. They usually nest in tree holes, although they easily adapt to nest boxes where necessary. Their main rival for nests and in the search for food is the larger and more common great tit. (Source)
  • The Blue Tit prefers spiders and insects, but will eat nuts and seeds.
  • They can hang upside down when looking for food.
  • The Blue Tit is almost five inches long with a seven-inch wingspan.
  • Both male and female birds have similar coloring but the young are more yellow than blue.
  • Females lay anywhere from 7 to 13 eggs in a clutch.
  • When raising young, Blue Tits prefer to nest in any decent hole whether trees, stumps, walls or artificial birdhouses.
  • It is estimated that the UK alone has 3.5 million nesting pairs.
  • Their main predators are jays, sparrowhawks, weasels and squirrels.
  • Blue Tits particularly love peanuts.
  • Blue Tits are social and are often seen in flocks of up to twenty.

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44 thoughts on “Blue Tit Bird

  1. These birds are so cute! I love the picture with the camera. Since they like eating spiders and insects, can they come live in my house? Haha!

  2. Love bird watching with my parents. They have about five pair of binoculars on their back porch for who ever wants to watch with them. They have a lot of different kind of birds that show up every year. Lots of humming birds.

  3. These birds are beautiful. I love that the male and female are both colorful. So many male birds are the only colorful ones in the animal kingdom. I loved the picture of the bird on the bough with snow around and also the one where the bird is looking through the camera, quite cute.

  4. Bird watching can be so much fun. Right now, we have a dove’s nest just outside my window. I’ve enjoyed watching and more learning about them. There is definitely one baby bird and possibly two. I can’t believe how big the baby has gotten in just a few days! Listening to mourning doves has always brought me peace and knowing there will soon be another one or two joining the choir makes me happy.

  5. Pretty little birds. Amazing the sounds that come from birds. We have a nest on the side of our house under the eves. Every year I stand at the back window and watch the parents feed the little chicks. Nature is so amazing.

  6. We have nesting boxes in our garden and are very lucky to see the BlueTits come back every year. They are such great parents and it is always lovely when the chicks leave the box and fly away. Gotta love nature!

  7. I almost fell out of my chair laughing at the bird looking through the camera!!!! Too precious!

    Thanks Caris

    Drea -South-central Arizona

  8. Beautiful birds and enjoyed the pictures and videos. Loved the last photo with the bird looking into a camera-cute! AZ

  9. It’s a beautiful bird. It reminds me of the goldfinches here in North Carolina.

    But goldfinches tear all the petals off the purple coneflowers to eat the tender bit at the end of the petal. Then All that remains of the flowers are the cones. They can be denude 20+30 flowers per day. Oh well.

    When we lived in New Hampshire, woodpeckers would peck away at the cedar shingles on the house.
    I would use my water super shooter to scare them away.

    Everything is a battle it seems. But that’s nature for you.

  10. always enjoy your pictures, you must spend a lot of time finding these gorgeous pictures. But I think I enjoy watching your garden progressing the most, it’s wonderful to see it come into shape…

  11. Lovely birds, I like the last picture. I had a bird make its nest on my bakers rack on my front porch. One day I say a little snake on the next and he was trying to eat the eggs.

  12. They are so cute. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. The photo with it’s face in the camera is to die for ;). NE Ohio.

  13. Such a cute bird! Love the picture with the feeder and holly berries and leaves. Beautiful contrast. We are watching the hummers here in TN. They can never share and spend most of their time chasing each other away from the feeders. So greedy!

  14. Loved the videos. My goodness the bird did a number on the birdhouse. I couldn’t help but laugh when the bird got in the camera and the last photo looks like it’s looking through the lens.

  15. Well it looks like the pic with the bird at the camera is a fan favorite! Loved the compilation video of the family from start to flight. Life is just so amazing in all it’s forms. Thanks for sharing.

  16. What a beautiful little bird. Love all the pictures they are so colorful. Always love feeding the birds here in West Virginia to see what kinds show up.

  17. What a name…..the poor things haha. I love the colors and markings. It looks like a cross between a Blue Jay and a Yellow Finch. So cute!

    • Melanie,
      I added the word ‘Bird’ to the title of the blog for fear I’d end up grouped with porno sites, lol!

      Caris,
      Buckeye Arizona USA

      • OMG! I didn’t think of that, but you probably would have been haha. Usually it is the other way around, where you look up something innocent like cats and you get photos of a very different type of “cat” lol. This time someone would have been looking for porn and they would have gotten pictures of the birds lol!

  18. I’ve never heard of this bird before but they are the cutest little things. They are quite colorful and I could watch them flitter around all day.

  19. While watching a the boats sail on Lake Erie, I heard a noise by the rocks nearby. I slowly got up and then spotted a tufted titmouse in the bushes. Then I sped out of there on my bicycle.

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