My Neighbours Tits……….

Following Pete’s blog on his new box: http://www.sterling-adventures.co.uk/blog/2009/05/08/birthday-bird-nesting-box/ I thought I’d get the camera out and keep you up to date with our neighbour’s tits!!!

Sitting on eggs
Sitting on eggs

The box has been up for a few years now; last year the birds managed to raise 9 chicks, but things are very much dependant on the weather and the amount of food (small green caterpillars) that is available. If it is too wet then the food gets washed off the leaves and the birds go hungry!

This year the couple have laid 6 eggs and are taking it in turns to incubate them….. I’ll keep you posted as to how they are doing.

And of course, the hungry hunter waits patiently in her lair for her takeaway!!!

I'm feeling a bit peckish.......
I'm feeling a bit peckish.......

Series - Spring Nest-Box Watch

  1. My Neighbours Tits……….
  2. It’s Sextuplets!!
  3. Three Swallows makes the Summer
  4. Swallow Update…
  5. We can Fly!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 thoughts on “My Neighbours Tits……….”

  1. The box is east facing, and fairly sheltered. jean has 2 others, north facing and they have birds in aswell . I think as long as the wind doesn’t howl into the hole they are ok. Also direct sun is bad, as you may end up with a clutch of boiled eggs!! 😯 😯 :yum:

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