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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