Blue tits

Birdfeeders in our Glasgow garden were swarming with Blue tits until mid-May, but since then none!  Where have they gone, and why?

  • They have gone about 20 mins down the motorway to my garden, why? Because they chose to nest in my trees 
    Joking aside John they will have been nesting and raising their chicks and they may have chose to nest somewhere well beyond your garden thats all. I am sure they will be back soon once the young has all fledged and they need some easy to find food .

    Bluetits Diet

    During summer, their diet comprises mainly of small insects, caterpillars, spiders and invertebrates such as millipedes. In urban and rural areas, they will continue to feed in gardens where food is provided. In the spring they will also feed on tree buds, often causing damage to fruit trees.

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Hi everyone, we love blue tits. My husband made a new bird box and yesterday to our joy, a blue tit spent the night in it. We like to believe it was the same blue tit who laid her eggs in our previous bird box, last spring. We read that blue tits often sleep in bird boxes during the winter months, but this is the first time we’ve seen one on camera. Hopefully our box will be a place where she can regularly shelter from the cold and hopefully will use it as a nesting box in the spring. Jeanette bird lover.