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  • Forum Reply: Re: Nest Box

    We have a new camera nest box which has been up since January. For the past 2 weeks a blue tit has been arriving at 17.45 and sleeping in it overnight. Initially just on the bare boards. Now, a blue tit has started bringing nesting material in, mainly moss and is industriously pushing it into shape...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Ungrateful bluetit

    JudiM, that's a great picture of the young blue tit :-) We have a couple visiting our garden occasionally, along with a great tit and more commonly a coal tit (we're in Cumbria). None of the tits have ever nested, although a pair of blue tits did take an initial interest in one of the other boxes...
  • Forum Thread: my garden

    since i last posted i have brought my first nest box all the ones before i had made hopfully i got in place in time you all been posting and all the birds you see seems so many compared with my garden but in the last two weeks i,ve see paires of blue tits great tits an mash tits no coal tits around...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Blue Tit clutch failing to hatch

    Hi there and welcome to the forum! Unfortunately nest failure occurs regularly with our common garden birds and is one of the many trials and tribulations that they face. The eggs may have been infertile, they could have been affected by the period of cold weather that the UK experienced in early...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Nest Box

    Nesting boxes are often used as roosts through the winter months. It is best to leave the box as it is now that blue tits are nest propecting as some are already set on nesting sites and may already have found a mate with a view to start nest building. The best time for nest box cleaning and maintenance...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Blue Tits in my new box!

    Ahh Gotcha. thanks for that Alan. Its easy when you know how isn't it!
  • Forum Thread: Nest Boxes

    Last year I put up 4 nest boxes and now 3 out of the 4 have nest materials in them. one of them has blue tits in,in the other tree sparrows and I am not sure about the third one, I'l have to keep a close eye on it.
  • Forum Thread: Blue Tits in my new box!

    Hi everyone. This is my first post, so forgive me if its not in the right place/format etc. I joined the RSPB about a month ago, and kindly received my nest box in the post a week later. The following day, it went up in the tree behind my garden and just 5 days later, after much inspection, a pair...
  • Forum Thread: activity in nest box?

    woaahh think i just saw a blue tit coming out 1 of my nest boxes!! yay can i do anything to make em feel comfortable enough to actually nest? i think they already might be yaaayyyy
  • Forum Reply: Re: Blue tit head banging

    This is getting curiouser and curiouser. My little Blue is still busy headbanging on the bottom of the nestbox. But now it is stripping off tiny slivers of wood. It takes a lot of effort to get one tiny sliver and then it seems to fly out of the nestbox with it only to return a short time later...
  • Forum Reply: nest boxes...these r mine? any suggestions? good places for them or bad? at the bottom is pic of my garden.......where do you think i should put another nest box? the 1st 1 to give me a suggestion that i like i will put the box just where u say and even pu

    this is my garden x So far i think these look very nice and fit in really nicely in my garden xxxxx. I`d still take any advice about nesting birds plus tips about nest boxes xx
  • Forum Thread: Blue tits abandoned their chicks

    Hi, we've had a pair of blue tits nesting in the box in our garden. Up until this year we've always had wrens and it was a nice change to have the tits. Mum and Dad were guarding the nest and flitting in and out very often to feed the chicks which we could hear cheeping (something my daughter...
  • Forum Thread: Where have my bluetits gone?

    For every year as long as I can remember a pair of bluetits (I think it was the same pair though I'm not sure) have nested in a hollow washing pole in my garden. This year they failed to return and I don't know what has happened to them. Do you think the cold weather might have killed them? They...
  • Forum Thread: Hi .... Could you answer a question for me please?!

    Hi all, Firstly ... Im new here so i hope i have posted in right place? And the reason im here is i purchased a nesting box with a camera and this year a couple of Blue tits have chosen our box to nest in ... nesting etc all complete and on Monday morning we woke to find an egg had been laid. Mrs...
  • Forum Reply: Re: What has occupied your nest box?

    My first attempt at contributing to a forum, so I'm not sure if this is what I should be doing, but my nest box has been used by a Blue-tit for the past 6 years. (My husband built it with a camera inside and we were able to record the footage and I would then download it on the computer and made...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Elated newbie !!!

    lynettemj We've taken the matter into our own hands lol...she stuffs her coat pocket with suet pellets as they are a bit harder for the teachers to spot in the long grass, and sprinkles them around. It wouldn't hurt them to put up a little nest box. The ground they own is so vast and would...
  • Forum Thread: Blue Tits and the vanishing nest

    Hello Just wondered if anyone knew why a blue tit nest would disappear? We have a bird box with a camera and noticed that a pair of blue tits had started to nest in the box, they were bringing in straw and moss then yesterday when we got home from work we noticed the whole box had been emptied. Does...
  • Forum Thread: A Happy Couple of Expectant Blue Tits

    We've been watching a couple of blue tits build there nest and then lay eggs, over the last few weeks, on our nest box camera. The female is now incubating more or less full time. The male regularly comes in and sits on her. Is that normal? I thought only the female sat on the nest...? Here they...
  • Forum Thread: Bird nesting in metal post box - will they overheat?

    Hi. Sorry if this isn't in the right place. I'm new and had problems working out how to post. A bird (I think bluetit) has made a beautiful moss nest in our wall mounted black metal letter box but I am worried that they will overheat and that maybe as there are as yet no eggs I should disturb...
  • Forum Thread: camera box abadoned

    Now 5 days since the adult bluetits visited the camera nestbox. I have taken it down (as adviced) and sadly have 4 dead chicks - only hatched approx 4 days ago. I removed the nest(work of art) planning to replace the box. Unfortunately the cable is faulty. Should I replace it in case the birds...
  • Forum Thread: Blue Tits

    Hi we have been living in the Bungalow now for 38 Years this Month, a Friend made us a Bird Box for Blue Tits just after we moved in. We have had Blue Tits in the Box every year but one, i am Disabled and was having a extra Bathroom built on to the house, we had the box on a tree but youngsters were...
  • Forum Thread: Pecking around the hole?

    Hi All Just thought i'd share this with you, in the wildlife enquiries team here at the RSPB we often get asked 'why is that bird pecking at the entrance hole?' A good question, it is certainly nothing to worry about and you don't need to go out there to make the hole bigger! Many...
  • Forum Thread: Where has my nesting Blue Tit gone

    I am a newby to nest boxes and for the last couple of weeks, I have had a Blue Tit nesting in our nesting box but for the last couple of days I have not seen it :-( Do you think it has abandoned the nest or is something else going on as I don't know what the stages of nesting are? Please help
  • Forum Thread: DIY inside the bird box

    Every morning for the past 2 weeks we have heard, what I think is Blue Tits tapping inside the box. I have had this box for at least 10 years now and it has moved house with me. The box has always been on the side of our property so we have heard this noise for many years. Every year but one we have...
  • Forum Reply: remebered pic now lol too many bird houses/nest boxes? any tips please.....pic of garden enclosed x

    again this is a pic of my garden, does anyone have advice on where the best place for a couple more bird houses/nest boxes would be? or is there a risk of having too many? i also have a side garden thats not visible on the pic but its about half the size of this 1 and is surrounded by the same fence...