Blue Tit
Animals, Birds

Scientific name: Parus caeruleus

Smaller than Great Tits, Blue Tits are also birds of woodland, parks and gardens where they nest in holes in trees, but are just as happy to use nestboxes as substitutes. Tits are active feeders, hunting out insects and spiders amongst the smaller branches of trees in woodlands. But they are also well-adapted to gardens and towns and will visit birdtables and peanut feeders, and are even famed for breaking the tops of milk bottles and taking the creamy top off the milk. In winter, they will form flocks with other tits, roaming the countryside and visiting gardens in groups. Blue Tits have a trilling song: ‘tsee-tsee-tsee’.

Location:
England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
Specific name:
Parus caeruleus
Height:
Length: 12cm Wingspan: 18cm
Weight:
11g
Population:
Common

How to identify a Blue Tit?

Blue Tits are colourful little birds with blue caps, white cheeks, black eyestripes, greeny-blue backs, yellow bellies, and blue wings and tails.

How can I help?

You can help to look after Blue Tits and other garden birds by providing food and water for them – it doesn’t matter if you have a big garden or live in a high-rise flat, there are plenty of feeders, baths and food choices out there to suit all kinds of situations.