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!
Well what a surprise greeted me this morning when I switched on my PC and looked in on the Nestbox. The female was sitting in the nest cup and as she moved a little I spotted a brief flash of pink. I instantly thought we had our first chick and I missed it hatch! The… Read More Surprise, Surprise!
Today is a chilly, very windy day with rain showers and also day 12 of the female Blue Tit incubating eggs in our Camera Nestbox. The question now is – when will they begin to hatch? Well, this is Scotland and it has definitely been a much cooler May than last year. I have no… Read More When will the eggs hatch?
Late morning I heard our Nestbox female Blue Tit calling to the male. I assume she was requesting food and I did spot him at the feeders with something in his beak. We heard her as she called and called. Unfortunately, he only got as far as the entrance and flew off again. Maybe the… Read More Feed me
This morning I first looked into our Camera Nestbox at 7.30am. I did wonder if our nesting Blue Tit female would lay another egg this morning. If she did I felt confident I would see it in the nest cup at some point during the day. Although she has begun incubating her eggs she is… Read More Eight eggs now!
This morning, at 5.12am, I looked in on our nesting Blue Tit in our Camera Nestbox. She was sleeping in the cup of the nest and breathing quite fast. Was I too late to see an egg being laid again? Was she finished laying? A few minutes later I spotted the male outside taking a… Read More Incubation begins with 7 eggs
Today our Blue Tit female in our Camera Nestbox had laid egg number seven by the time I looked in on her at 5.08am. I cannot deny I was not a little disappointed – this was the earliest I had been up to see her! She was early today herself – ah well. She was… Read More Seven eggs for seven days
I must be honest and say I didn’t actually see six eggs this morning! If I didn’t get up 15 minutes earlier this morning I would have had no idea at all if another egg had been laid. Number six was laid at 5.20am this morning and I saw our female Blue Tit lay it.… Read More Sunday sees six
Today as I made an early check in our Camera Nestbox and I saw our female trying to sleep. She did this a few times between spells of re-adjusting the nesting material around her as she sat in the cup of the nest. I have never noticed her do this on other mornings – she… Read More Sleepy
I did get up early this morning but by 5.38am when I looked in the nest I did wonder if I was too late. She was sitting quietly in the centre of the nest cup. Ten minutes later after tugging and pecking at the nesting material, and herself, she moved out a little and revealed… Read More Friday makes four