As ever there is plenty of tooing and froing from the Great Tits. No signs of nest building as yet but at least they are still both interested. The box is still used as a roost every night by one of the birds. A couple of times each day they will both briefly enter the box though much of the time one will wait outside on the fence in the background. That is also the time one of the birds does a bit of housekeeping, removing droppings and discarded feathers.
Most nights at least one, and sometimes two, Hedgehogs visit. Sometimes one will arrive soon after it gets dark but most visits are between 1 and 5 in the mornings.
There are a lot of Chaffinches visiting the feeders and searching for food on the lawn. This was by way of another practice in getting used to panning with the weight of the XL2 which is a hefty camera but at least I have now worked out the balance point for mounting it on the tripod.
Hope you enjoyed the short video clips. Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you. I shall spend the day contemplating being another year closer to my seventh decade.
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