Bird’s delight, Blue tit


Symbolizes: Protection
Month: All year

DKK 315,00

Bird’s delight are good news for gardens
Attract garden birds and enjoy them all year round. Putting out the right feed will bring more breeding birds to your garden.

Cyanistes caeruleus

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Description

The “hanger” is made of iron, which will rust beautifully and become less visible in the tree or wherever you hang it.

Months associated: All months. Period of breeding: April + May.

The blue tit belongs to the tit family Paridae. It is very common in Denmark, and it is also found in most of Europe, parts of Asia and on the Canary Islands. The preferred habitats of the blue tit are deciduous forests and mixed forests, and the blue tit is also a frequent visitor on the bird table all the year round.

There is no other Danish songbird similar to the blue tit. The small tit is easily recognized by its blue and yellow plumage, and moreover it has a blue part in the back of the head and a black stripe running through the eye. The search for food depends on the ability of the bluetit to use its acrobatic skills. The bue tit can cling to the outermost of the twigs and hang with its head down, which it can derive huge advantage from. 

The blue tit nests in hollow trees. It is typically the female blue tit who singled-handed makes the nest of moss, grass, hair and feathers during April and May. The female blue tit hatches out the eggs by herself and during this period she is being fed by the male blue tit. The blue tit lays up to 16 eggs, thus being the passerine bird being able to lay most eggs.

The young ones are fed by both parents, and we can often see that the blue tit can be very aggressive near the nest. If you reach out for the nest the bluetit will most likely puff out its feathers and snatch the finger, and thereby showing it can protect the nest and the young ones.

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 8 × 1 cm