This is our second year of having a Nestbox with a camera in it. Sadly, last year our blue tit chicks died after a week - with some only surviving a couple of days. Understandably we would love to watch a successful brood grow and fledge.
The blue tit pair that has chosen this Nestbox for this year began visiting in January. The photo above shows the blue tit male (left) and female in centre. The black and white photo shows our winter rooster. Notice the different markings they have. During March it looked like we had lost this pair to another Nestbox in the garden without a camera. They eventually returned and nest building began but as the first weeks of April have been quite cold perhaps the female has had no rush to build her nest!
Below, you will see a list of direct links to the activity in and outside our Camera Nestbox. If you are reading this with a Nestbox (with or without a camera) I wish you successful broods for 2008. If you are reading this without a Nestbox I would guess you might just consider putting one up for 2009.
The photos above were taken in my garden.