Valentines Day yesterday was not only about the hearts, flowers and romance. It also saw the start of National Nest Box Week here in the UK which I mentioned last week . As you can see below, romance is also a juicy caterpillar for the female blue tit as she keeps her young chicks warm… Read More Nest Box Challenge 2008
This is a just a short post just to say that we still have our Blue Tit roosting in our Camera Nestbox. I missed it come in tonight but we checked our Nestbox via torchlight at 7pm and captured the photo below. As the photo shows more clearly the head tucked in I thought I… Read More Tucked in for the night
Three weeks ago today we took down our Camera Nestbox, cleaned it and scattered some wood shavings on the floor. We were hoping that we might get birds roosting in our box over the cold nights ahead. Let’s hope our camera survives the cold temps in our area of Scotland as tonight our Nestbox actually… Read More It worked!
Yesterday we finally found the time to take down our Camera Nestbox and give it all a good clean in preparation for any birds that may want to roost in it over the cold autumn and winter nights ahead. It is important that any Nestbox is cleaned after it has been used as it can… Read More Ready for roosters
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…..
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