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


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 !


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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