What do Blue Tits Eat?

Before now, blue tits had a monopoly on the relatively tricky feeder types people were distributing. The small birds could only feed on coconut shells filled with fat or on chains of monkey nuts. They were also the bird that most often stole cream from milk bottles that normally stood at the door. What to … Read more

Do Blue Tits Mate for Life

Blue tits are sedentary birds, one of the few species of songbird that never migrate. They choose instead to remain close to their nesting place. The Great British Birdwatch annual results prove that blue tits are one of the more common songbirds in our gardens. In fact, around 95% have blue tit visitors at one … Read more

Are Blue Tits Good Luck

Birds are surrounded by folklore and myths from time immemorial. Most cultures have bird-related superstitions mainly stemming from the belief that they are message carriers sent from God or our ancestors. Many customs believe that birds and fate are closely intertwined. With this in mind, and the fact that I have just spotted one of … Read more

Where Do Blue Tits Nest

When spring is in the air, the bird community is at its liveliest. The race is on for every species to find a mate, build a nest, and raise a brood while food is plentiful. The blue tit might be an exception. The tiny, instantly recognisable bird begins it’s hunt for a safe nesting site … Read more

Are Great Tits the Same as Blue Tits

The fact that both of these songbirds have got ‘tit’ in their name makes me think that they’re part of the same family, but so are my children and they’re as different as chalk and cheese! When researching if great tits are the same as blue tits, I hoped to find out all of their … Read more

Do Blue Tits Migrate?

Blue tits are the cause of great delight in my garden, particularly amongst the little people that come to visit. Other than the robin, they are the most instantly recognisable songbird due to their amazing colouring. They are the only member of all the British tit family to feature any blue in their plumage. This … Read more

Difference Between Male & Female Blue Tits

I have read that the male blue tit has more vibrant colouring than the female and had hoped this might help me to sex them when they are together in my garden. No such luck, they either don’t get close enough or hang around long enough for me to deduce! I decided to research the … Read more

Best Nesting Box for Blue Tits

It is difficult to try and attract a particular bird to nest in your garden, but by choosing the ideal nesting box, you increase your chances of catching the attention of a particular species. Common garden birds look for different features when searching for somewhere safe to hatch and raise their brood. The best nesting … Read more

Are Blue Tits in Decline or Endangered?

In the long term, Blue Tit numbers have remained fairly steady. There are probably roughly the same number of Blue Tits in the UK now than there were 50 years ago in 1970. Bird populations go up and down quite frequently, sometimes by small increments and other times more dramatically. One single harsh winter could … Read more

How to attract Blue Tits to the garden

Imagine my delight when I discovered a pair of blue tits had chosen my homemade bird box in which to start their family. I would head into the garden armed with a mug of tea and just sit quietly and watch this beautiful and serene sight in total awe. The adult birds busying themselves collecting … Read more

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