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Blue Tit:

UK Status: Resident.

Habitat: This popular and plucky little garden bird is probably known to most people. They are to be found almost anywhere, farmland, woods, gardens and parks. In fact anywhere there is a plentiful supply of adult insects and grubs, and small cavities to nest in.

Breeding: Nests are built in small cavities such as, hollow tree trunks, holes in walls, nest boxes and other such places. Nests are deep cups made of dried grass and straw, lined with moss and soft foliage. They then make a final inner layer of feathers, wool and other soft materials that they can find and collect. There are eight to twelve eggs per clutch, the eggs are off white speckled, and blotched with reddish brown. Adult birds only usually have one brood each year.

Comment: This beautiful, and delightful little tit is common and widely distributed throughout the British Isles. Some are even resident on some of the colder northern Scottish Isles, they are scarce, or absent only from the Scottish Highlands.

 

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