Bird cam 2011 is looking good! We are getting regular visits to our bird box and those visits are getting more frequent and longer. The female blue tit is now displaying nesting behaviour inside our bird box. (see our video below).
Mrs Tit is visiting many times each day and fluttering her wings inside the nest box which is what she does to flatten down the nesting material that she will bring in to make her nest. All signs are positive and after looking up what has happened in previous years to our bird box, we would expect that the nest building will begin anytime in the next couple of weeks. The actual start date will depend on the green moth caterpillar season, which is what the blue tits align their egg laying to, as they rely on them to feed their chick. Fingers crossed!