Gardening Scotland 2007 is a gardening and outdoor event which starts tomorrow June 1st until Sunday June 3rd. It is located at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. There is ample parking but if you live in Edinburgh, or travelling by bus or train, you may wish to use the shuttle bus service which operates from… Read More Scottish Gardening Show – this weekend
It is just after 10am as I begin to write this and at the moment there is a very sad picture in our Camera Nestbox. The last two remaining chicks are lying in the bottom of the nest cup on their sides. They are just breathing – I can see them move up and down… Read More Last breaths
It is almost 8am and the three young Blue Tits in our Camera Nestbox are still with us. I managed to get some fat cake last night – thank-you Tesco! I hung one in a tree and placed another on the secret feeder and this morning I have seen both the male and female find… Read More Still with us
The activity in our Camera Nestbox looks like it may end soon. Sadly we now have only three Blue Tit chicks left and one looks much weaker than the other two – not even opening its mouth when food comes in. The parents have been seen taping its mouth with a beak as I have… Read More One day on…..
Last Monday I posted ‘Surprise, Surprise’ as I discovered four chicks in our Camera Nestbox. Later that morning chick number five hatched. What a difference we have seen in these chicks in only a week! They are slightly fluffier now, have wings developing, larger mouths and are making their presence known in the nest! They… Read More One week on…..
The Blue Tit parents of our Camera Nestbox chicks appear to be finding it difficult to find caterpillars to feed their chicks. They are bringing in spiders and other bugs but they have also resorted to bringing in pieces of fat cake and sunflower hearts. I have tried to help them by putting out live… Read More Hiding Mealworms – tricky
STARTS MONDAY 28th MAY daily until FRIDAY 1st JUNE BBC 2 8-9PM with special Nightshift Programme at 12.30am Bill Oddie and Kate Humble present the third series of Springwatch at Estate Farm in Devon. Simon King will be in the Hebrides and Gordon Buchanan will be in Glasgow keeping track of urban foxes. Perhaps all… Read More Springwatch Returns to BBC2
I have been a tad nervous about writing this post. At the moment we have eight Blue Tit chicks in our Camera Nestbox. They are tiny hungry little things and I am very aware that their chances of survival is reliant completely on the food in the beaks of their parents! How old are they?… Read More Eight hungry chicks
Incy Wincy spider climbed up the Nestbox wall, Down came the rain and made poor Incy fall, The Blue Tit in the Nestbox nearly missed her chance, As Incy Wincy Spider across the nest did dance. Poor Incy Wincy spider there were hungry chicks, Although he was just tiny he filled eight sets of lips.… Read More Incy Wincy Spider
I have a short video of some of today’s activity in our Nestbox. I have taken many snapshots over the last two days and I will have some difficulty deciding which ones to use. For the moment I thought I would share the video below. Blue tit Mum feeds chicks and does tidy-up after, video… Read More Bottoms Up!