Although the blue tit is mainly a woodland bird it is one of our best-known garden birds.

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Blue tits are noisy, sociable and inquisitive birds. They use their strong legs and claws to hang at any angle and investigate clusters of buds or pick off a caterpillar from a leaf. During the summer the blue tits live mainly on insects found in the tops of trees. In autumn, food from the hedgerow is important, including hawthorn and elderberries. The blue tits' strong stubby beaks can break into tough tree seeds such as beech-mast. The main winter food is seeds; blue tits are often seen feeding in gardens where they readily accept nuts, fat etc. They follow a routine feeding patrol and in a single day, over 200 may feed at a nut bag.

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