Since last Wednesday our female blue tit has slept-over in our camera Nestbox – except for last night when she seems to have had a night out! We were a little worried when there were no signs of her working at her nest last night and she only briefly looked in and left.
Good news - tonight she is back and the nest is much thicker now. We checked in on her, with the aid of a torch, at 10.22pm when she was seen tucked in for the night, shown below.
Saturday evening I recorded her tucking her head completely in, shown above. It was around 8.40pm and the box was really quite dark so I have altered the contrast and brightness so she can be seen a little clearer. She puffs her feathers up prior to this stage and doesn’t move much after. The first few nights she went into the corners but it has varied although tonight she has been heard moving around – perhaps she can’t get comfortable. Maybe its time she started laying eggs!