Cyanistes caeruleus - Blue Tit


Cyanistes caeruleus - Blue Tit

A common visitor to all the different feeders in the garden. This small tit is ever present in my garden. It always seems to be alert almost twitching as if on a caffine high. Slightly smaller than its cousin the Great tit it has a wingspan of arround 17cm. Another bird who is both gardeners friend and at the same time a nuisance.



"Tom Tit" is a great devourer of garden pests but it also has a liking for young bud on fruit trees. In days now gone by the Blue Tit would make holes in the silver and gold tops of bottles of milk left on the door step but with the comming of the plastic milk bottle and less doorstep deliveries this seems to be happening less and less.

Nesting in a variety of spaces such as a tree, a hole in a wall or a bird box the nest is made from moss, wool, hair and or feathers. The eggs white with redish brown speckles and can be over 20 in number, laid in April or May.











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