May 012012
 

Once again I am lucky enough to have a pair of blue tits nesting in our nestbox which is fitted with a small video camera.

This short nestbox video, taken during the night shows the pair of blue tits incubating a clutch of at least 8 eggs. The literature I could find states that the female alone incubates the eggs and in previous years we have not observed the male in the nestbox at night. Perhaps the recent heavy rain has persuaded him to stay over!

The video was recorded in infrared and hence is in black and white.

  3 Responses to “Pair of blue tits observed incubating eggs”

Comments (3)
  1. Nice one Paul!
    Sadly, the birds have once again ignored my video box, but we do have a pair of great tits in one of our boxes this year – they’re finding it a bit of a squeeze getting in and out.

  2. Updated video to improve resolution and picture quality.

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