Blue tit

One of the first birds to nest in our box on the sycamore tree was the blue tit.

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. That is a good feeling to know that even if you just see a couple of blue tits you could be feeding many more. We loved seeing the babies coming out to feed. I know that they like to eat the fruit suet sticks as well as peanuts and seeds. Itis a fight between them and the starlings to see who gets the suet.

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