Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus

    Description

    Its colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green make the blue tit one of the most attractive resident garden birds. Sexes similar.

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    Habitat

    A common woodland and garden bird, also seen along hedgerows and in most places with trees and bushes

    When to see it

    All year round

    Life History

    Almost any garden with a peanut feeder will attract Blue Tits and they readily breed in nest boxes. In winter they form flocks with other tit species. The birds move around to many gardens, sampling the food offerings, and garden attracting several birds to a bird table at any one time, may in fact be feeding 20 or more.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common as a breeding bird in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map