Blue Tit

Cyanistes caeruleus

The beautifully bold and colourful Blue Tit is one of our most common birds in the UK that we love to see in our gardens.
Key Information

About the Blue Tit

The blue tit is a real homebird and will always remain loyal to its home territory; only in extreme cases will a blue tit wander more than a few kilometres away from its original place of birth. They are a social bird, normally found in flocks of up to 20 strong.

Identifying features:

Striking in appearance, it is easy to spot a blue tit. Their blue, yellow, white and green plumage make them a very attractive garden visitor.

Measurements:

Length: 12cm
Wingspan: 18cm
Weight: 11g

What they eat:

Blue tits favour fatty foods and will particularly enjoy peanuts and sunflower hearts.

 

Where and when to see them

Blue tits are commonly found in woodlands, parks and gardens across the entire UK. The are not as frequent in Scottish highlands or islands.

Bird Calls

The song of a blue tit is typically a pleasant high-pitched ‘tsee-tsee-tsee’ followed by a trill.