It may be nearly two month before a Blue Tit will lay an egg in this nestbox, but the process is advancing well: I have watched both Blue and Great Tits inspecting boxes around the garden for the past ten days or so.
|Blue tit emerges from a viewing (c.OOS)|
I particularly like the look of the natural Birch box, sited on, well you've guessed it, a Birch tree. i wonder does the naturally camouflaged combination give more protection from predators? In any case, its still not to late to put up a box.. remember, in the words of the Auctioneer: 'location, location, location'!
|Great Tits: seen and heard (c.OOS)|
With just a week or so left in the Garden Bird Survey season, I am still waiting on a Starling or Collared Dove to visit.. both breed locally so I fancy overhearing one or other at first light, singing from the roof.. dream on!
|Cherry tree in bud, Blue Tit shows off its colours (c.OOS)|