Jun 032020
 

Roy has sent me some pictures and video from the camera in his blue tit nest box. The box was put up earlier this year and its first family has already fledged! The photograph shows the last three birds waiting to go. I very nearly bought a camera for one of my house sparrow boxes. I remembered, just in time,  that sparrows completely stuff their nest boxes with hay and feathers and I wouldn’t have seen anything. A few fleas walking across the camera lens might have been interesting though.

Instead, I borrowed a trail camera from Julie and placed it below our bird feeders. I wanted to check out the rat population – fortunately we didn’t catch a rat. But we did get a cat and a fox during the night and a grey squirrel in the morning. Birds were;  one chaffinch, three great tits, one blue tit, one robin, one woodpigeon, two house sparrows and two blackbirds. The picture shows one blackbird fledgling taken at 8am – all while I am in bed having a nice cup of tea. Thanks Sally. This bird watching business is really easy!

Don’t forget to have a go at the group bird watch

Thanks to Roy for sending in the pictures and thanks to Julie for the loan of the camera.

Malcolm

 Posted by on 3 June 2020 at 10:13 pm

  One Response to “Blue Tits and Blackbirds”

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  1. Hi Malcolm
    Good warning re: nestbox cams in house sparrow nests – I had not realised the type of nest they build. Which probably explains why they never feature on SpringWatch!

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