Thursday, 12 January 2012

Garden Birds - Blue tit - Parus caeruleus

Always been a favourite of mine the blue tit, much smaller than the Great tit with a length of around 10 -12cm. An acrobatic little bird often hanging upside down on the feeders. It has a blue top of  head with a white face apart from a thin black line across the eye. Like the great Tit it has yellow under-parts but only a very fine grey black line down the centre.

Again this is a very common bird at our feeders, often around at the same time as the great tits and in the same sort of numbers so regularly ten or so in the hedge or feeding.