The Blue Tits are still making occasional visits to the nest box. Once again I took the camera down the garden and waited at my favourite spot where I could just see the entrance to the box. After some time I was ready to give up and was slowly making my way back when I spotted one bird at the entrance.
Not a brilliant view through the cables from the camera which watches the outside of the box but at last a shot of a Blue Tit making a visit.
Near the start of the video clip both birds can be seen, one at the box entrance, the other further away on the guy rope.
The video was made before I went out to photograph the birds. After I had seen one bird at the box entrance I went back to my chosen observation point and waited for any more opportunities for photographs. I didn't have to wait for very long.
After the birds had finished their investigations I had a look round for a better place to observe them and to get a cleared view. I found just the spot so the next time I will take the DSLR and the camcorder as I will be pretty well hidden from view.
I heard my 'mystery' bird again this morning. The short repeated piece of song I have been listening to for over a week is starting to change. It is becoming more varied and beginning to sound more like a Blackbird.
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