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What do Blue Tits Eat | The Blue Gem

The Blue Tit is a wonderful character flittering and darting from branch to branch like a maniac in search of food!

These little blue beauties are great to have in the garden and food is the best way to get them there.

So if you're wondering what Blue Tits eat then read on and we will reveal all.

The Blue Tit is a very widespread bird found throughout the UK and Europe except in N Scandinavia and Iceland all year round.

This common, noisy and very colorful bird is a favorite for garden lovers and at home birdwatchers alike.

If you're wondering how to get these little blue gems into your garden then a great quality Blue Tit feeder will get you there.

Let's dive into some fun facts about Blue Tits, it's great to learn a little bit more about these popular little birds.

Blue Tit Facts

Blue Tit Feeding Habits: 

The Blue Tit feeding habits are quite varied and consist of seeds, nuts, insects, and spiders. Loves garden feeders and bird tables and visits them in large numbers. When choosing your type of bird feeder remember to keep in mind Blue Tits are very fond of nuts, fat balls, and seeds.

what do blue tits eat

Blue Tits Nesting:

The Blue Tits nest is shaped like a small mossy cup lined with hair and feathers, in a hole in a tree or wall or a nest box. 7- 6 eggs: 1 brood; April -May.

Blue Tits will often nest in bird boxes in larger gardens but is generally thought not to be successful there as broods of young require prodigious numbers of insects to thrive. 

blue tits nest

What does a Blue Tit look like?

The colours are a joy to behold and as you can imagine blue being the main one.

They have a bright blue cap surrounded by white, a dark line through the eye, bright white cheeks with a narrow black chin.

The blue wings have narrow white bars and the underbelly is a pale yellow with a thin dark central streak.

Finished of with a long blue tail that's brightest in spring (for males) the colours are a wonderful display of blue in nature.

what does a blue tit eat

What does a Blue Tit sound like?

The Blue Tits voice is a thin, quick, tsee-tsee-tsee, harder tsee-see-sit, scolding churrrrr, song trilled, slurred tsee-tsee-tsee-tsisisisisisi. 

The Blue Tit in flight:

Some times you can catch a blue flash out of the corner of your eye and that's it, the Blue Tit is somewhat difficult to spot darting around your garden.

The flight pattern below is fast and undulating over long distances; in your garden and small flights are a whirring of wingbeats with a sudden stop on perch.

Flight pattern:- /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

Blue Tit in flight

Blue Tit Stats:

  • Length: 11.5cms (4¬Ĺin)
  • Wingspan: 17-20cms (6¬Ĺ-8in)
  • Weight: 9-12g(11/32-7/16oz)
  • Social: Loose Flocks
  • Life Span: 2-3 years
  • Status: Secure

The eye-catching vivid blue colours of the Blue Tit is a wonderful addition to any garden feeder or a bird table.

Adding bird boxes and the feeders we suggest below will greatly enhance your chances of a visit from a Blue Tit.

Remember if you see a Blue Flash out off the corner of your eye, you might just have a blue tit feeding in your garden

Blue Tit

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