Blue tits

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

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Text From RSPB:

A colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green makes the blue tit one of our most attractive and most recognisable garden visitors. In winter, family flocks join up with other tits as they search for food. A garden with four or five blue tits at a feeder at any one time may be feeding 20 or more.

Overview

Latin name

Cyanistes caeruleus

Family

Tits (Paridae)

Where to see them

Blue tits are common in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens. They’re widespread and found across the whole of the UK with the exception of some Scottish islands.

When to see them

All year round.

What they eat

Insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts.

Population

Europe UK breeding* UK wintering* UK passage*
20-44 million pairs 3,535,000 territories 15 million birds

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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