Friday, 16 March 2012

Friday at the Flicks - Nest Box Investigations + Wren

I had just read Shirl's post about the Blue Tits which nested in her camera nest box (HERE) when I decided to have a look at the feed from my camera nest box. Within a minute a Great Tit entered and spent a while examining the inside. In fact I saw it do this twice. Last year a pair of Great Tits successfully raised a brood in the box so I am hoping for a repeat performance this year but only time will tell.

The second investigation: (silent video)



Here is a reminder of last year's activity:



During the week I spotted a wren in the garden. The video has been slowed down a bit as they do rush about and it wasn't a very long clip: (silent video)



Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you wherever you are.

Extra - Baldy the Great Tit:
This morning a pair of Great Tits investigated the camera nest box. It was very noticeable that one had a lot of feathers missing from its head. This possibly occurred during a fight as I have seen Great Tits fight to protect a favoured nesting site:

10 comments:

  1. Excellent videos John.
    Looks like you're going to be a dad again lol

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    1. Thank you Keith. Only time will tell.

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  2. How exciting! It really doesn't seem like a year since we were enjoying house viewings John, It certainly looks like there has been a battle going on!

    Lovely photo of the Sparrowhawk on the last post and I particularly liked the Lacewing.

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    1. Time does seem to fly Jan. I read somewhere recently that with old age the years get shorter and the days get longer.

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  3. fingers crossed that baldy sets up residence!

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  4. The movies are such a visual treat.
    Thank You

    Me In Minnesota

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  5. How exciting...a sure sign of Spring and all it entails. Also interesting that you'll be able to identify the one that is a few feathers short of a cap! As ShySongbird says it really doesn't seem that long ago...but it has been a year!

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    1. Now officially in Spring and plenty going on.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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