The blue tit (Cyanistes Caeruleus) is a yellow and blue, acrobatic bird that migrates nationally in winter to suburban areas from the countryside and woodland. Blue tits are opportunistic birds, eating anything and everything that is available. As these are tiny, agile birds, they can find food in small crevices and hiding spots, where insects may be residing such as caterpillar moths, small spiders, beetles and aphids (greenflies, blackflies, whiteflies). The blue, great and coal tit also eat small seeds all year round and will suck on nectar and sweet fruits in the summer months. They will try to find food near homes and in gardens in the winter months when natural foods on trees and bushes are scarce.
They adore tasty suet pellets and suet cakes which are high in fat as they are constantly moving and requiring lots of energy. High energy wild bird food is best suited for foraging blue tits in the summer; this will include sunflower hearts, kibbled peanuts and tasty suet cakes. From a hanging feeder, pour in non-germinating seeds and wild bird food mix made of nyjer seed, kibbled peanuts, naked oats, red and white dari, kibbled sunflower hearts, flaked wheat, red millet.
The blue tit is agile enough to feed from bird feeders and hang upside down from branches to attain food. They will avoid food on the ground in open spaces and so a feeder with a tray below to catch any fallen seeds, will keep food from being wasted on the ground.