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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 6th: The bluetit pair return and very nearly go inside
Both bluetits visit the hole again and nearly go in but not quite !! We want to get out there and give them a prod ! They made 3 visits, all in the morning still, between 8 and 9am.
There seems to be quite a bit of pecking at the hole or looking inside. Is there something wrong with the hole ? can they get in ? is it too long or too narrow ?
The hole diameter was made to approx 30mm, however the hole depth is about 28mm deep because the front was made out of a log. Is this too long for a bluetit to crawl through ? Have we made a massive mistake ? I really wish I had tilted the internal camera more towards the hole part so I could see what is going on...
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