Blue Tit (aka Tom-Tit)

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Blue Tit in Plum Tree (15 April 2020)

Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) are one of the most recognisable and attractive birds common throughout the UK.

They are described as ‘acrobatic’ as they are often seen hanging upside down on a twig as they forage for insects.

They primarily feed on insects and are said to be useful for removing greenfly and aphids.  They also eat nuts.

Blue tit nest in holes in trees or walls and lay their eggs in April and May, with clutches of 7 or 8 eggs which are small, white and spotted with light red.

 

 

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