February 26th 2014

Male Blue Tit displaying

Male Blue Tit displaying

Male Blue Tits display to their mates by very rapid fluttering of their wings (hence the blur on the lower photo!) Both search for nest sites. The male then calls the female to examine a favoured site for her final approval. Females build the nests alone. In the wild, they nest in holes in trees or structures. Research shows they raise fewer young in boxes than in natural sites, which may be due to the relative shortage of caterpillars (the staple diet for young) in gardens.  Conditions: Sunny intervals and dry most of the day. Temperature: Max 8- Min 5c

 

Male Blue Tit displaying

Male Blue Tit displaying

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