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Bird Guide: Blue Tit

Blue Tits are beautiful little birds that are familiar visitors to gardens. Sexes are similar so it is impossible to tell the difference between male and female on appearance alone. This species regularly uses nestboxes in gardens and sometimes raises large broods of chicks, which can sometimes produce over 10 fledglings! 

 

BTO Facts

According to Garden BirdWatch data, which has been collected since 1995, they are most frequently seen in gardens during January, in around 94% of gardens. Blue Tit numbers have declined slightly in gardens since Garden BirdWatch began. However, it is clear that supplementary feeding in gardens and the provision of nestboxes has benefited the British breeding population.

Blue Tit

About

Blue Tits have a mostly white face with blue and green plumage and yellow underparts
 

About

 

Locations

Bluetits can be observed in most areas of the UK
 

Habitat

Gardens and woodland areas
   

Play Sound

 

Breeding

 

Size

Wingspan: 18cm Length: 12 cm
 

Diet

Insects, seeds and fruits

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