Scientific name: Cyanistes caeruleus
A familiar garden bird, the blue tit can be seen around bird tables and feeders, as well as in woodlands and parks. Listen out for its trilling, 'tsee-tsee-tsee' song. It is smaller than the great tit.
Average lifespan: 3 years
Common. Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).