Blue tits nesting

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

blue tits nesting in bird box
Back in earliest spring C put up three bird boxes in the garden, along with two feeders and a little bath. We want this year to be wildlife friendly. This weekend we were rewarded with spying not one, but two boxes in use. Two pairs of blue tits are going about their business building nests and we had the pleasure of watching them carefully inspecting one of the boxes, the surrounding area and making it home.
blue tits nesting in bird box
What a joy to see them peeking out of the box. They don't seem fazed at all by our presence, although we are keeping away and trying not to disturb them. This box is conveniently placed so we can see it from the kitchen and I'm very much hoping that we continue to see our visitors for months to come.
blue tits nesting in bird box
Our mossy patch of lawn is serving one purpose for the good at least... Making good bedding for the little nest box. It's times like this I wish Lincoln was a hairy dog that malted, so that we could peg out clumps of hair to the washing line for the birds to take.
The third box is out of sight but we glimpsed a couple of birds flying out so our confidence is high in this also being occupied. The smallest box (seen on the left) is empty but that's ok. There is time. Besides, it would be far too optimistic to hope for all three to be utilised in year one.
Sophie

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2 comments

  1. Bless them, no-one home in ours yet, sadly. At least the swifts have returned to our skies

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  2. Our bird boxes are never occupied but that probably has something to do with the fact that Socks can climb up to them and sit on top, they're pretty high up to. I can't reach them.
    I have made an effort to keep our bird feeders full and it keeps the birds coming back. We've always had lots of feathered visitors but the feeder has made a significant difference.
    Fingers crossed for no.3 getting some inhabitants soon!

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