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Hardy



Joined: 03 May 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Hardys Nesboxes 2017 Reply with quote

No luck yet with my old nest box this year. I had set up nest boxes for sparrows and I noticed blue tits entered one of these last week with moss. I installed a camera late in the evening and noticed a little moss. Today the nest appears to be nearing completion.
Good Luck to all with nest boxes for 2017.

Brian
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Greatbluehopeful



Joined: 12 Mar 2013
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Location: Ireland

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great news for you Brian ! Best of luck for 2017!
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Hardy



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any luck yourself for 2017.
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Hardy



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Tits have started building in another one of my nest boxes at the weekend. Should have plenty to keep me busy for next few months.

Brian
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!! You lucky thing...great star to the season

No interest at mine.

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WildlifePaul



Joined: 28 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always good to watch more than 1 nest isn't it? Wish we got great tits we see about 4 in our area and over 20 blue tits during winter then normally around 2 great tits and around 10 or so blue tits, Not a healthy great tit number in my little area sadly. Keep us updated Brian and welcome back to the forum
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SueP



Joined: 08 May 2008
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Location: Ferndown, Dorset.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news Brian. So envious. Good to see you back.
Sue
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Beechnut



Joined: 11 Apr 2011
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Location: Cambridgeshire

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is your GT nest progressing Brian? You should be near to egg laying by now.

I think we may be the only ones on here with GTs - certainly in the minority.
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Hardy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Beechnut,
I have not had much time to check this site as busy at other things at the moment. I checked this morning and there are either 1 or 2 eggs. Hard to see as camera was put in after Gt Tit had started visiting box and didnt get the camera set up clearly.
I will post a video shortly.

Brian
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Hardy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video of Gt Tits 1st Eggs


https://youtu.be/O0J8B5GGHhc
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Hardy



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on my boxes. The Gt Tit is sitting on eggs every night.She is away from the nest most of the day. I presume she has 3 eggs now but cannot see any as she covers them with wool.

My blue tit was still bringing in material and feathers up to yesterday. Did not come back to the nest last night and I haven't seen her yet today. It appears she may have disappeared as the feathers in the box seem to be in same position since she visited yesterday afternoon.

Hopefully she will return today,


Brian
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Beechnut



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like there could possibly be 2 eggs on the video Brian - if so, then there may well be four tucked under the wool by this morning!

Flo is in and out of the box several times during the day now, doing a bit of sitting on the eggs and then leaving them uncovered when she departs.
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Hardy



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still don't know how many eggs in Gt Tit nest box and she is keeping them covered.
It appears my Blue Tit nest has been abandoned. Last visit of Blue Tit to nest Box.

Brian

https://youtu.be/jOxNqZ1r6wc
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Hardy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Gt Tit Eggs
Gt Tit Eggs
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There are now 6 eggs in Gt Tit nest. Smile
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SueP



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news
Sue
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