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Female Bluetit strange behaviour
Hi Everyone, I have a nestbox with a camera inside and was really excited last week when I saw that a nest had started to be built. However the female has been acting very strangely these last couple of days. She keeps going into the box and removing the nesting, then bringing it back in only to remove...
23 Apr 2013
Great Tit - Nestbox Video Part 2
Follow-up video of the Great Tits currently nesting. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=355407187845273 This video was captured earlier today and the good news she has 11 eggs:
13 Apr 2012
Great Tits in Nest Box
Hi, I was just sitting in the garden and usually about 5.30 or so the Great Tits return to the nestbox. But the behaviour I have noticed everyday is that the female will enter the nestbox and the male will sit outside calling to her and she responds. After a few minutes the male leaves and heads for...
12 Apr 2012
Great Tit - Nestbox Video Part 1
Hi Everyone, Captured a small clip of the Great Tit currently taking up residence in the nest box, last night. photo.php?v=353614284691230 Hope you like it. Stu
11 Apr 2012
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...
7 Apr 2012
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...
22 Mar 2011
Re: I think I may have wasted my money...
Check out our nest box information here and also a book by the BTO called the nestbox guide is worth a look, more details here . Its always worth providing a number of boxes of different designs in various places to give as many birds as possible an opportunity to nest. Our shop gives you an idea...
15 Mar 2011
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...
18 Feb 2011
Re: NATIONAL NEST BOX WEEK (14-21 February)
Hi Fi Apologies for the delay, please have a read of the info i have posted on the thread here which explains the delay in sending out the membership packs, it should give you some answers! Providing a few nesting boxes is a great idea, you may be able to attract a range of species to raise their...
17 Feb 2011
Nest Box Week
This is my first time on this site and I'm hoping to learn alot about wildlife. I've always tryed to encourage birds etc to my garden with different plants, shrubs and a pond just for wildlife. I actually did something that I've always wanted last September and opened my own pet food shop...
25 Jan 2011
Hi Everyone, Does anyone know how to attract birds to a nest box. I really need some advice. 1 Blue Tit this last summer just looked at the nest box and went away. HELP! Best Wishes, Superior Eagle
21 Jan 2011
Re: How old is your nestbox?
i make my own out of floor board wood about an inch thick with a slopeing roof untreated have one nest box thats been used for the last six years very differcult to attach nest boxes to trees as the tree grows and the nest box comes off blue tits and great tits are the useually users...
19 Jan 2011
Re: How old is your nestbox?
Well I bought 4 last year but then realised both of my main walls get hit by the sun so didn't put them up. They're all fairly cheap timber ones. One looks a bit more attactive and is painted (from M&S as I remember) though I now suspect the floor space is too small. I finally put them...
17 Jan 2011
Heat proof nest boxes
I'm sure there must be lots of people with house walls that get baked either am, pm or all day and thus are not good positions for putting nest boxes. Having thought about this somewhat frustratedly I've recently been wondering if anyone has made nesting boxes suitable for such positions....
17 Jan 2011
Re: Nesting box location
A north facing box should be a desirable direction for a nesting bird however it sometimes takes them a while to move in. Two years may seem like a long time to wait but sometimes you often have to wait much longer until they find them! The flip side to that is that some birds move in literally minutes...
14 Oct 2010
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