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The Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. These birds have nested several times in my garden in nest boxes high up and in shade from the sun.
Blue tits with its blue and yellow plumage, are resident and non-migratory birds, are widespread and a common throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia. They usually nest in tree holes with small entrances, although they easily adapt to nest boxes where convenient.
The blue tit prefers insects, caterpillars and spiders for their diet. Outside the breeding season, they also eat seeds and other vegetable-based foods. They therefore do immense good in the garden in terms of pest control. I try to encourage them wherever I can.

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