rhiannonbenson's picture

Blue Tit Behaviour

Every year at this time of year a blue tit starts flying at the top of my kitchen window. It's definitely deliberate as it pecks at the window and sometimes taps its feet on the glass, then flies back to a nearby hedge. At first I thought there may be cobweb there but there are no flies or other food sources around. I wonder if it is fighting its reflection, although it flies upwards at the glass so presumably can't see its reflection when it launches itself. Any thoughts?



ophrys's picture


Certainly sounds like a male taking affront at the sight of another male (as he thinks) in his territory. They will start prospecting next boxes soon, so their thoughts are certainly turning to territory and courtship.


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williegray.wg's picture

tit behaviour

i agree sound like its fighting for territory with itself


rhiannonbenson's picture

Blue Tit

Thanks for your confirmation - much appreciated!