Birds and Mammals

Our nesting blue tits are looking very promising. Last year the nest, and newly hatched chicks, were abandoned possibly due to a shortage of insects. Also all the time she was sitting on the eggs we did not see the male bird feeding the female at all. This week we have seen Mr Blue Tit coming into the nest box regularly with big fat grubs and caterpillars!

We are not sure on the number of eggs she has laid and is now incubating. There are definitely eight, possibly nine- I think I may have seen a tenth! Which means she started laying earlier than we thought!

During the night we had the camera out and were able to see a lot of activity in the garden. I had seen the fox and the hedgehog but sharp eyed Michele saw a third visitor for the first time this year!




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