Free Wonderful Vintage Blue Tit Drawings For Spring

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Spring has arrived and that means the blue tits will be breading in the bird box in our gardens. They are one of the most beautiful songbirds in the UK and one of my favorite, so I have curated some vintage blue tit drawings.

The blue tit is a small songbird in the tit family. It is a delicate little bird, weighing in at around 11g that’s about half the size of a robin.

Often thought to be the UK’s most attractive garden bird, the blue tit is extremely colorful, with a bright blue cap, white face, black stripes across the eyes, bright yellow breast and blue, green and white wings.

Blue Tit Facts

  • In the UK the blue tit is typically found in deciduous woodland, parks, gardens and even in the center of towns. In fact, some 98% of British gardens report blue tits in winter.
  • The bird will nest in any suitable hole in a tree, wall, or stump, or an artificial nest box. Often they compete with other birds such as house sparrows or great tits for a nesting site.
  • When nesting in boxes, blue tits often return to the same box year after year.
  • In fact, British blue tits are strictly resident, seldom moving far from where they hatched. Studies have shown that only 1.2% of the population moves more than 20km during the winter.
  • It is estimated by the RSPB that there are 3,535,000 breeding pairs of blue tits in the UK.
  • During the incubation period, female blue tits perform most. The male feeds the female during this time.
  • Blue tits are social birds. They can be spotted in flocks of up to 20 strong and are often seen feeding alongside other bird species, including goldcrests and great tits.
  • Not just a pretty bird blue tits are a gardener’s friend. No other species of birds destroy more coccids and aphids, the worst enemy of many garden plants.
  • Blue tits also eat seeds and in British urban areas have evolved the ability to digest milk and cream. The birds learned to pierce the foil on the top of doorstop milk bottles to steal the cream.
Free blue tit drawings

The Vintage Blue Tit Drawings

Just click on the title above the blue tit drawing you want and the image should open in a new tab in your browser. You can download this straight to your device or print them straight away.

These blue tits drawings would like wonderful framed but they are also great for spring crafts especially decoupaged crafts such as this real egg wreath or these tin can wind chimes.

1.African Blue Tit

This first drawing is actually of an African Blue Tit it is from the book “A History of the Birds of Europe ” by Dresser, H. E.; Dresser, H. E. et al. Published between 1871-1881.

African Blue Tit

2. Blue Tit And Egg

This blue tit illustration was published in 1898 in A Pocket atlas of birds from France, Switzerland and Belgium.

Blue tit and egg

3. 1909 British Blue Tit

This delightful Blue Tit painting is from the book “British Birds and Their Eggs” by Boraston, John Maclair.

British Blue Tit

4. British Ornithology

This pretty bird print is from the book “British ornithology: being the history, with a coloured representation, of every known species of British birds, Vol.1” 1821 by George Graves.

British ornithology : being the history, with a coloured representation, of every known species of British birds, Vol.1

5. 1869 Blue Tit Drawing

This beautiful bird is by the Dutch Bird Illustrator John Gerrard Keulemans.

John_Gerrard_Keulemans bird painting

6. Blue Tits and Masked Crimson Tanager

This bird illustration is from the well known French natural history dictionary “Dictionnaire Universel d’histoire Naturelle” (1849).

Blue tits and masked crimson tanager

7. 1868 Blue Tits Painting

This painting is from the book “Lettres à Julie sur l’ornithologie“.

Blue tits in acorn tree

8. Trio of Tits

This trio of tit drawings is from the collection of Iconographia Zoologica and the University of Amsterdam.

Trio of tits

9. Duo of Brids

Two more tit illustrations from the collection of Iconographia Zoologica and the University of Amsterdam.

Duo of tits

If you like bird illustrations then check out some of the other bird illustrations collections on Pictureboxblue, such as the parrot paintings of Edward Lear or these beautiful Heron prints.

For other themed prints check out these daffodil prints or these art nouveau flower prints.

14 thoughts on “Free Wonderful Vintage Blue Tit Drawings For Spring

  1. Gorgeous! We have a few bird feeders in the garden but have some very noisy blackbirds, pigeons and magpies that are big bullies! I get really excited when I spot a tiny bird like a blue tit or coal tit getting a chance! I’ve been trying different kinds of feeders to try to encourage the small sweet birds and put off the bullies (but then I feel bad as they are only trying to survive too after all!)

    1. I love to watch the blue tits. I also have a very tame robin that I can hand feed. Surprisingly though I find the robin to be the most vicious of birds I’ve seen them attack pigeons even though they are at least twice their size.

  2. I love the prints you provide for us. Thank you. There are times when I really hate having an open concept house–not enough walls to hang all the pictures I want to hang!

    1. Thank you. You could perhaps change up the pictures in the frames as the season change that would then save space.

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