Background

The Blue Tit presents a magnificent colouration of green, blue and yellow. The blue is found both within the wings and at the crest, giving this bird its name. Blue tits are often found in groups of up to 5, and like to gather around bird feeders in parks or in your garden.

Habitat

The blue tit is found throughout Europe, North Africa and western Asia. They live in hedgerows, woodlands, gardens and parks.

Diet

Seeds, nuts and insects such as worms and caterpillars.

Predators & Threats

The main predators of the tit family are larger birds, primarily Sparrowhawks and jays. Domestic cats also pose a threat.

Facts

  • Blue tits can lay up to 17 eggs in one season.
  • The Blue Tit is the only species of tits to have a blue colour in their plumage.
Common Name(s)Scientific Name
Blue titCyanistes caeruleus
Size
 10 – 15 cm
Lifespan
 1-2 years.

Best Time to Look

All year round

Where to find Blue Tit