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Blue tit on feeder (thanks to Alan Weir)

Spring is on its way in the UK, despite grey and drizzly days that try to claim otherwise, and today I watched a group of blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) squabbling in the trees outside my office while I was on a call… a very welcome distraction. So this fortnight’s photo is of this charming bird, found in gardens and woodlands across the UK and Europe.

Interesting random fact: birds and insects can see ultraviolet light (which is invisible to humans), and many flowers that have avian or insect pollinators take advantage of this ‘extra’ vision by advertising the path to their nectar in this spectrum – it often looks like a glowing airplane landing strip!

Further Information

RSPB         
British Garden Birds       
People’s Trust for the Environment      
Elizabeth & Malcolm’s blue tit diary (with live webcam of a nest)       
Britsh Trust for Ornithology      
BBC Springwatch

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