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March 2006
3rdBox put up ! (1 comments)

4thFirst visit to outside of box by a bluetit!

5thFirst external visit by a pair of bluetits

6thThe bluetit pair return and very nearly go inside

7thThe First Entry !

8thRain rain and more rain...Only 1 visit today

9thDamp..a few more visits..and first crouching behaviour witnessed

10thShowery - and absolutely no visits whatsoever !!

11thPhew - some more visits !

13thAgain, just a few visits. Weather was cold but dry

14thQuietish, but first afternoon visit inside box

15thFirst pecking of the inside

16thNo pecking today

18thQuiet

19th6 entries today by both bluetits

22ndNo visits :-(

24thNormal service resumed :-)

25thWe dub thee Mr and Mrs Peckalot !

27thMrs Peckalot continues to hammer away in the box !

28thMrs Peckalot roosted tonight !

29thStill there the next morning !

30thWHAT HAS HAPPENED ???

31stAnd on that bombshell...!

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March 30th: WHAT HAS HAPPENED ???
Oh no...disaster ! After what looked so promising with Mr and Mrs Peckalot making frequent visits to the box, and roosting the night before, today has been a complete opposite. A new pair of bluetits were spotted in our garden around 7.30am, and after seeing our regular bluetits on the nestbox a short fight ensued and one pair was seen off.
There was no activity until 10am when this new pair of bluetits decided to investigate the box - somewhat tentatively - we could tell this wasn't our usual Peckalots from their cautious behaviour.
There was then no further activity at all for the rest of the day.
Why did the Peckalots not put up more of a fight ?
click for movieClick to view movie clip of the new pair of bluetits (15secs 1Mb WMV format)

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