Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Species
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on November 16th 2017.
Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on November 16th 2017.
(1/1000th sec at f13. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 10.5 - 12 cm

The Blue Tit is unmistakeable with its colourful mixture of blue, yellow, white and green feathers. The sexes are similar.

Blue Tits can be found throughout the British Isles.

They breed in deciduous or mixed woodland, parks and gardens.

Blue Tits come readily to peanut or other feeders, and also utilise nest boxes.

There are about 3.6 million breeding territories in the UK, and up to 15 million birds may spend the winter here.

Sightings

20-Oct-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
17-Oct-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
05-Oct-2019 : Walsey Hills, Norfolk (1)
04-Oct-2019 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (1)
03-Oct-2019 : Stiffkey, Norfolk (2)
03-Oct-2019 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk
02-Oct-2019 : Cley Marshes, Norfolk (1)
28-Sep-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
29-Aug-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
24-Aug-2019 : Mortimer, Berks (4)
22-Aug-2019 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon
12-Aug-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
27-Jun-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2juv)
16-Jun-2019 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon
06-Jun-2019 : Stockbridge Down, Hants
23-May-2019 : Tipperty, Aberdeenshire (1)
22-May-2019 : Abernethy Forest, Highland (1)
07-May-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
04-May-2019 : Gilfach Farm, Powys (1)
03-May-2019 : Elan Valley, Powys (1)
02-May-2019 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (2)
30-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (h)
29-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (h)
26-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
21-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
20-Apr-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
19-Apr-2019 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1)
18-Apr-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
17-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
15-Apr-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
15-Apr-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
14-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon
13-Apr-2019 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (2)
10-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
03-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon
31-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
28-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
25-Mar-2019 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon
25-Mar-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
24-Mar-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon
24-Mar-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
23-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
23-Mar-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon
17-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
05-Mar-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
27-Feb-2019 : East Hendred Down, Oxon
25-Feb-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (5+)
23-Feb-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon
17-Feb-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
14-Feb-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
11-Feb-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
09-Feb-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
01-Feb-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1+)
27-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (4+)
20-Jan-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (15+)
20-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon
17-Jan-2019 : Slimbridge, Glos
13-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (13+)
09-Jan-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (10+)
08-Jan-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon
03-Jan-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Jan-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (8)
02-Jan-2019 : Eynsham, Oxon (2)

31-Dec-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
27-Dec-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (8+)
22-Dec-2018 : Blewbury Downs, Oxon (2)
20-Dec-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (10+)
13-Dec-2018 : Buckland Warren, Oxon (2)
09-Dec-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (9+)
30-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4+)
22-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (8+)
12-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
03-Nov-2018 : Buckland Warren, Oxon
31-Oct-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
20-Oct-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
10-Oct-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
07-Oct-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
27-Sep-2018 : Chimney Meadows, Oxon (2)
06-Sep-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
31-Jul-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
31-Jul-2018 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon
21-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France (h)
28-Jun-2018 : Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria (2)
26-Jun-2018 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire
18-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
06-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
03-Jun-2018 : Bentley Wood, Wilts (2)
02-Jun-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
26-May-2018 : The Holies, Berks (1)
22-May-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
18-May-2018 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
15-May-2018 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (1)
09-May-2018 : Whelford Pools, Glos (1)
07-May-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1)
05-May-2018 : Gilfach Farm, Powys
04-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys
04-May-2018 : Elan Valley, Powys
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
26-Apr-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (3)
22-Apr-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
21-Apr-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon
19-Apr-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1)
18-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
17-Apr-2018 : South Hinksey, Oxon (3)
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
05-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
05-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
05-Apr-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
01-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
29-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
06-Mar-2018 : Baulking, Oxon (2)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (9)
20-Feb-2018 : East Hendred Down, Oxon (1)
17-Feb-2018 : Chalfont Park, Oxon
15-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4+)
12-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (7+)
05-Feb-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (8)
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4+)
04-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (4)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2+)
18-Jan-2018 : Slimbridge, Glos
17-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (2)
17-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
15-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
10-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon
07-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon
07-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
03-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1+)
01-Jan-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (6)
01-Jan-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

26-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
23-Dec-2017 : Lower Radley, Oxon (4)
18-Dec-2017 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
04-Dec-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
30-Nov-2017 : Barnard Gate, Oxon
26-Nov-2017 : Hitchcopse Pit, Oxon (2)
16-Nov-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
06-Nov-2017 : Highmoor, Oxon
30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
29-Oct-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
03-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
19-Sep-2017 : Portland Bill, Dorset (1)
26-Aug-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Mar-2017 : Rushy Common, Oxon
19-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
04-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
22-Jan-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
21-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
05-Jan-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2+)

31-Dec-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2+)
28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
27-Nov-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon
13-Nov-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
07-Nov-2016 : Huerta Grande, Spain (1)
05-Nov-2016 : Huerta Grande, Spain (1)
04-Nov-2016 : Ronda, Spain
23-Jul-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
17-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
31-Mar-2016 : Marston Meadows, Oxon
28-Mar-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (10+)
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Mar-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon
12-Mar-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
06-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
07-Feb-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
01-Jan-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)

29-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
20-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
27-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
19-Sep-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
07-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Aug-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (6)
30-Apr-2015 : Arne, Dorset
27-Apr-2015 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon
27-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
09-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
18-Mar-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
08-Mar-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
07-Mar-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
21-Feb-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
08-Feb-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon
08-Feb-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
24-Jan-2015 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1+)
17-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
17-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon
11-Jan-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
10-Jan-2015 : Lower Radley, Oxon
02-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (4+)