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SueP



Joined: 08 May 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha Sammi, wonder if Robin is looking for where the snow went? So hope you catch a picture with him on it.
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sammi



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had to share the magnificent foundations being laid eyes down in my fence box. Been busy today getting everything just right Very Happy
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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's unusual Sammi so much straw is there no moss in there at all yet. Maybe the ground is too wet to collect it at the moment?
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh sammi,

She is really gettting going now! Brilliant!
Reminds me of Emily from last year for me, All she brought in was straw for the first 2 weeks.

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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, I had forgotten about Emily's straw fetish, not that unusual then is it? Laughing Laughing
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh everything about Emily was Odd Kathy,
Straw building and then sitting on her eggs for 6 weeks without any of them hatching.
Poor thing lets hope shes got better luck this year, Can't get much worse can it? Laughing

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sammi



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks....this seems to be the norm with mine. The straw looking bits are stripped off one of my shrubs Very Happy it is still very damp underfoot so maybe the moss us too wet. Or maybe as it's an old box she thought she needed a bit of insulation Very Happy Who knows. My other box is very clean still with a rooster coming but very few visits in the day. I did put my sheeps wool out a day or two ago and a great tit was straight onto it ....so their nest must be well advanced somewhere. Next year I will have a box with a hole big enough for them Very Happy Very Happy I was going to replace my old one this year but then hubby renovated it and I didn't have the heart to replace it.
I do have other boxes scattered about with larger holes but obviously they are not in ideal places...I'm stuck for suitable sites that are not too close to the existing ones that have been used before. Think Think
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SueP



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is looking so good Sammi. Wonder if it is because things still too wet as all I've seen mine take in is dried grasses etc, or maybe that's the fashion now Roll on the floor laughing
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MrsBettyBoop



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking tip top Sammi Party
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sammi



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ladies......and since posting that the moss has started to arrive! The 'straw' it seems is bits of my overgrown clematis whuch is handy to the nest....caught her in the act Very Happy
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sammi



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you'll never believe it. We had our grandsons over today and I was showing them the nest so far and I also showed them the empty box saying. "Nothing is happening in here at all" but then what do you know in pops a great tit!! Shocked Very Happy Very Happy There is a tiny bit of moss scattered on the floor I think but it may be wishful thinking.....so excited! Hole is a bit small for a great tit though Confused
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SueP



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh Sammi, I do hope so. Keep us updated.
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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry Sammi I read somewhere that the Tits like a tight squeeze hole especially the Blue Tits. Stands to reason really doesn't it keeps the predators out!!! It's looking very positive still at yours, wish I could say the same! Yawn Fingers crossed
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like things could are getting interesting at yours Sammi!
Be brilliant if you had a blue tit and great tit Very Happy

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Greatbluehopeful



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is brilliant progress...and yes, the minute I saw the straw I thought of Pauls bird last year.....all straw for the first while.

I suppose they grab whatever is at hand, and the easiest to find?

And what a lovely surprise to find the Great Tit visiting....just so exciting. Great day!

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