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Great tits in our new box!

 
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Delilah



Joined: 18 Apr 2015
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Location: Suffolk

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Great tits in our new box! Reply with quote

Very surprised indeed.. we put the box up just outside our kitchen window underneath the upper jetty.. about 6 feet up. Never actually thought it would be used but we were running out of places to put boxes.

My cats alerted me to activity in the box (they watch through the windows) and realised there is nesting stuff inside it - so got the camera and sat in the garden at a distance to watch.. pretty sure these are Great tits, never had them nest in the garden before although they are constant visitors to the feeders.

The one bringing in nesting material really is too fat to squeeze through the hole - he (?) has enough trouble with his bulk, let alone with a faceful of stuff - takes him ages to get inside! Very excited though.. we might get babies Very Happy

Position of new bird box
Position of new bird box
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Almost too fat for the hole!
Almost too fat for the hole!
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Bringing in nesting material
Bringing in nesting material
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SueP



Joined: 08 May 2008
Posts: 1938
Location: Ferndown, Dorset.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, very much looks like a great tit. Wonder if it's a second nesting as they are usually earlier than blue tits. Great news though.
Sue
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