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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 7th: The First Entry !
Great News ! After a couple of visits to the outside of the box early morning, both bluetits entered the box at 8:35am.
At first they were both on the outside of the box, but their attention changed to something going on in the garden. Suddenly, a Starling pounced on the box, scattering the bluetits. The starling had a bit of a look into the hole - was it looking for chicks ? or looking for a nest site for itself ? It soon gave up and very quickly the bluetits returned to the box. The male went in first, had a look around, and then left. When the coast cleared, the female went in and had a look around herself.
Both male and female on the box, but wait...look out !
Hello...any tasty chicks in here ?
Starlings' gone, so they waste no time in going in...
do you think she approves ?
click for movieClick to view movie clip of both bluetits visiting the nestbox (1min46 4.5Mb WMV format)

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