Cyanistes caeruleus

Blue Tit - Only the blue tit has the striking cobalt-blue crown which sets it apart from the rest. Common garden visitor. Will nest in holes inside trees or nestboxes. The clutch consists of 7-12 white eggs with brownish-red markings. Incubation takes 13-15 days, the young fledgling after a further 18-21 days.These were taken at Greaghnafarna Co. Leitrim Ireland.

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▼ This fun photograph of this juvenile Blue tit took first place in the BirdForum theme challenge "Birds and People". 28th October 2012. Taken at Carsington Water Derbyshire.