The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
||A small and common tit. The adult has a blue crown and white cheeks
enclosed by a dark line from eye to chin. The wings are pale blue with a single white
wingbar. It has a greenish back and yellow underparts with a neat dividing line on the
centre of the breast. The juvenile has a yellow chin and neck and a greenish
||tsee-tsee-tsee, also harsh churr.
||Gardens, marshes, heaths, woods and hedges.
||Insects, seeds and nuts.
7-12 eggs in a cup-like nest in a tree hole, or nest
box. Incubation takes 12-16 days and fledging takes 15-23 days.
1 brood per year; April-May.
|Location in Wet Woodland
This bird was heard only once in the Clearing area, possibly
due to the fact that others may have been feeding high in the canopy of the trees among
the leaves, out of sight. It was probably in the Clearing because there is also a good
supply of insects in the bushes nearby.