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Blue tit
13-DEC-2005 Gary Martin

Blue tit


Parus caeruleus
Its colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green make the blue tit one of the most attractive resident garden birds. Almost any garden with a peanut feeder will attract them and they readily breed in nestboxes. In winter they form flocks with other tit species and a garden with four or five at a bird table at any one time, may be feeding 20 or more. (Info from

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Mark 02-May-2016 09:32
My wife bought a clear plastic feeder that fixes to our window. This morning we have sat watching two or three blue tits feeding.
Steve.chad 31-Oct-2012 23:00
Hi, is it rare to see 15 blue tit,s at a bird table at the same time and they do squabble it,s costing me a fortune in fat ball,s I. Live in west Wales is this common
Carmel 28-May-2012 18:29
We have a blue tit family in our nest box. The whole family love watching them come out to get peanuts for the little babies we can hear in the box. So relaxing and beautiful to watch.
Guest 17-May-2012 08:46
This is my favoroit bird because its very small and cute and very coulerful.
bullinamingvase 28-Nov-2010 08:54
Am sat at the computer in my spare room, overlooking the beautiful Slad Valley of Stroud and playing around in the tree at my window are about a dozen of these beautiful little birds, then they keep flying under the eaves of my house, which means I may have guests staying this winter, which I certainly don't mind
Guest 01-Nov-2010 10:21
iv just woke up to this flying round my spare room don't have a clue how it got in but it really didn't wont to leave
Wendy Hollands 15-Jan-2010 12:21
wow that is amazing Gary, great shot!
Tamara15-Jan-2010 09:49
Ah, so gorgeous!! Lovely capture.
Guest 16-May-2008 15:28
Hi Jim and Jean From Blantyre Scotland,we put a nest box on the end of our shed last year and this year we have a breeding pair of Bluetits nesting there and feeding off our bird table which is about ten feet from nest box.They are so nice to watch darting in and out the box.We look forward to the young ones coming along.
missy_gardenwhimsy14-Dec-2007 09:24
Awesome capture of this beautiful bird!
Suzette A Paduano23-Nov-2007 20:46
The most awesome catch I have seen yet!!
Suzette A Paduano27-Apr-2007 13:06
This is so beautiful!
Awsome catch!
bob 26-Mar-2007 09:26
we wach blue tits in the school garden
Jenny 18-Aug-2006 00:12
Hi, I am viewing your web site from Canada. My sister lives in Derbyshire and we are always talking about the different birds we see at our feeders. I wish we had Blue Tits here in our area, they are so sweet.
Anyway, thanks for the lovely photos. I am going to search for a chaffinch as my sister talks about them a lot and we don't seem to have them here in the Ottawa area.
Jenny K