blue tit

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Synonyms for blue tit

widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head

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Blackbirds and blue tits are looking after themselves within a couple of weeks of fledging and so are ready for release then, but for the young tawny owls - of which the centre currently has six - it will take a few months longer.
Perhaps they were related to the blue tits who set up home in a cigarette butt bin at West Bromwich crematorium a few years ago.
The three-year study of blue tits, which also involved researchers from the University of California Davis, USA and the University of Glasgow, showed that mothers with more UV-reflectant crown feathers did not lay more eggs, but did fledge more offspring than duller females.
Blue Tits nesting in a cigarette stub box at Parc Cefni, Llangefni
HIS name is Snowflake and he is one of the rarest blue tits in the land.
Gwinner and Berger 2005) and Eurasian Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) (e.
Over the weekend, blue tits suddenly flocked to garden feeders they have largely ignored through the mild autumn, when there was plenty of natural food.
Blue tits in particular are known to nest in holes in trees, walls and readily use other man-made objects to set up their temporary home.
Among birds called blue tits residing in a forest on the outskirts of Vienna, a yearling male often fathers at least one illicit chick if he nests within 50 meters of a lamppost, says Bart Kempenaers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany.
Blue tits lay anything between seven and 13 eggs, and feeding such a large family is a full-time job.
Once I left a scrawled note: 'The blue tits want a kebab'.
Blue tits and great tits will be inspecting nestboxes, so now's a good time to get one.
The blue tits snubbed traditional hedges for a nesting site that's filled with Benson and Hedges at Fairlawns Hotel, Aldridge, near Walsall.
Suet balls and cake, quality bird seed, suet pellets, nuts and dried meal worm will attract starlings, robins, house sparrows, great tits, blue tits, coal tits, long tailed tits, greater spotted woodpeckers, collared doves, jays, chaffinches, bullfinches, wrens, dunnocks and balckbirds.