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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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A female blue tit with a particularly attractive mate is more likely to have sons than a female matched with a ho-hum guy is.
Studies by the RSPB, however, have shown that more than 100 blue tits may visit a garden in succession, although only a few are noticeable at any one time.
At RSPB Conwy, live pictures inside a house sparrow nestbox are on the Visitor Centre's flatscreen, though a scuffle broke out last week when a blue tit took over.
In Northumberland, an average of 2.77 blue tits were seen per garden, compared to 0.88 last year.
The early arrival of blue tit chicks is increasingly out of sync with the emergence of caterpillars - the blue tits' main food supply - which means they can struggle to find food for their young.
Garden residents a house sparrow (left) was last year's most common sighting and the blue tit (right) is another garden favourite
1 Starling, 2 House sparrow, 3 Blue tit, 4 Blackbird, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 7 Robin, 8 Great tit, 9 Collared dove, 10 Wood pigeon.
Among animal inventors, there are the English blue tits who learned to peck open milk bottles and skim off the cream and the Japanese monkeys who learned to wash the sand off the sweet potato slices researchers left on the beach.
Blue tits, sparrows, blackbirds, starlings, a pair of woodpeckers and unfortunately woodpigeons, they are all returning to my garden, and now that the bird table is replenished, so comes a grey squirrel.
Two blue tits decided a letter box at Ty Coed at Greenwood Forest Park in Felinheli would make a much more comfortable nesting place for this year's chicks than the branches of a tree.
In particular blue tits, which normally have only one brood per year, experienced their worst ever breeding season in 2007, with just over half of young blue tits fledging.
Stuart Thompson, RSPB head of public affairs in Wales, said, "They might not have the 'ahh factor' that blue tits have for birdwatchers but many people are entertained by the way that starlings mimic the call of mobile phones and doorbells.
Food and water during a cold snap can be a matter of life and death for blue tits, wrens and robins.
"Blue tits love them, but depending on where you are in the country you could get all manner of species moving in," says Jeff Baker, the BTO's organiser of National Nest Box Week.