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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 31st: And on that bombshell...!
Today has been unbelievable...the bluetits who ousted our previous visitors 'the Peckalots' returned to the box this morning, and made several cautious visits to the entrance hole, eventually plucking up the courage to enter at 9am.
Hello - I can see you ! There were frequent visits to inspect the box
Then here comes what we have been waiting for weeks now - at 11.30am the female does a nesting wriggle ! This is something the Peckalots never did. Maybe our nestbox has potential after all !
As if that wasn't enough of a shock for today - at 3.15pm the female starts bringing in nesting material !! WOW !! Up until 5pm she continues to do little wriggles and bringing in a few pieces of bedding - pyrancantha seeds(?) to place on the floor of the box. This is the state of the box at the end of the day. What will tomorrow hold in store for us ?
click for movieClick to view movie clip of the first nesting wriggle (10secs 620Kb WMV format)
click for movieClick to view movie clip nesting material brought in (14secs 1.5Mb WMV format)
click for movieClick to view movie clip of female landing on male - ouch! (8secs 1Mb WMV format)

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