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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 family of blue tits have set up home in a letter box at Ty Coed at Greenwood Forest Park in Felinheli Picture: JEFF PITT
Blue tits have also begun laying eggs earlier and earlier over the last 40 years, which means they are increasingly out of synch with the appearance of caterpillars, one of their key food sources.
Blue tits are the classic visitors to the feeding station.
Blue tits are notorious for nesting in unusual places, and they have been found in letterboxes, tin cans and even car dashboards.
The great tit's commonest call is a metallic-sounding note, while the blue tit utters a high-pitched trill.
There may be more to the sexual displays of the blue tit than meets the eye--the human eye, that is.
A spokeswoman for the RSPB said the nest box plates were available with holes measuring 25mm and 32mm, catering for both blue tits and great tits.
Heavy rain washing caterpillars off leaves and the later emergence of caterpillars are likely to have caused a food shortage for blue tits.
In particular, the RSPB anticipates there will be changes to the numbers of goldfinches and blue tits.
Pupils have been making bird feeders and bird "cake", and will be putting up nesting boxes they have made to help blue tits and great tits next spring.
According to BTO Nest Record Scheme data, blue tits have an average of just over seven chicks per nest.
The frosty days of March have kept it at bay, and the blue tits in the garden have only begun their assiduous search for a nest in the last fortnight or so.
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has recently been urging people to put up nesting boxes this spring after a baby boom among Britain's blue tits.
To find out who benefits from a divorce, Dhondt has tallied the number of subsequent offspring of divorced male and female blue tits.
There will be the chance to see sparrows, blue tits, robins, dunnocks close up on Saturday and licensed bird ringers will be catching wild birds in huge nets on Sunday.