We erected a nestbox at the beginning of the year with a slim hope that something might show an interest in it. Today I came down to make my breakfast and saw a Great Tit collecting moss (of which there is no shortage) from our lawn. I thought to myself 'I'll watch it to see which direction it flies off in' and surprise, surprise it flew straight into our box!! I was over the moon. I'd only seen one land on it, have a quick peep in and then fly off before now so I was completely chuffed to stand there and watch it for the next 10 minutes whilst it repeatedly cleared our lawn of moss and transferred it to the box. I dashed upstairs to get the camera to get photographic evidence and here are a couple of initial shots. Hopefully we'll be hearing the patter of very tiny feet soon!
|One of our new residents: George the Great Tit|
|George leaving the box|