Friday, 13 April 2007

Hungry work

Friday the 13th saw our Blue Tit pair back together in our Camera Nestbox once more. It again was very fortunate I was able to see this as it happened. I was just finishing my last post when I heard bird calls through my speakers. I had a brief look on screen and a Blue Tit popped inside. As I looked I thought there was something wrong with its beak as it seemed unusually long!

Don’t laugh - I didn’t notice that the male Blue Tit had food in its mouth! I wasn’t looking for the signs. This is the first time I have had a Camera in a Nestbox and the second year that I have had a Nestbox in my garden. He had come into an empty box – and left again. Soon after the female was back busy once again with the nest – then suddenly she stops to look at the entrance hole as you will see in the video below. What happens next?


The nestbox shuffle, video 0:16 without background music, try 480p quality.


Please can I have some more Sir? Our nesting building female was clearly finding it hungry work. When the male visited, with a little less in his beak than his last visit, she perhaps was unimpressed with his offerings. He didn’t appear exactly forthcoming with the takeaway! So it looks like she just had to help herself!


The video, shown above, was taken in the Camera Nestbox in my garden on April 13th 2007.

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