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RSPB – Big Garden Birdwatch

January 7th, 2010 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

What is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch?

The RSPB is hoping that 500,000 people will get involved in their national garden birdwatch event taking place on the 30th/31st January.

Why are they doing it?

The event will record the patterns and numbers of birds visiting gardens around the UK and this data will help the RSPB focus their efforts when it comes to conservation.

What do I need to do to get involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch?

If you’ve got an hour available over the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend (30th and 31st January 2010) then simply click on the link below to find out more details and to register for the event.
RSPB – Big Garden Birdwatch Mini Site

As part of the event the RSPB is running an addiitional promotion for all new members who join the RSPB between 19th January 2010 and the 31st March 2010. New registrations will be able to choose a complimentary RSPB classic apex nest box which is normally sold at £11.99 as their introductory gift.

RSPB Yearly Membership Rates for 2010 are as follows:
Adult RSPB Subscription :- £36
Joint RSPB Subscription (for couples):- £46
Family RSPB Subscription :- £51
Children RSPB Subscription :- £15 per year for 1 child or £25 for 2 children (provided they live at the same address)

Click here for details of what the RSPB Membership Includes

2010 – Another Nesting Season is about to begin!

January 6th, 2010 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Happy new year fellow blue-tit watchers! With the recent snowy spell I’ve not had chance to clear out the birdbox from last year but I do hope to do it this weekend.

I will then put the live bird-cam feed back online and will be adding new posts to this blog about significant events that happen in the bird box over the next 6 months!

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Bird-Cam – Live Cam now offline

June 3rd, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Thanks to everyone who followed the thread. I have shut down the live camera for 2009….see you again in 2010!


May 30th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Well after a very upsetting 2008 when all of the chicks died I am pleased to report that in 2009 all of the chicks have fledged.

We spent this afternoon watching as each chick fledged and left the nest. Each of the chicks would come to the mouth of the bird box and where calling their parents. The lack of response back seemed to be the push that the chicks needed to fledge the nest. The first few chicks took about an hour each but as the numbers dropped then they became quicker and quicker.

I managed to setup my video camera just in time to capture the last chick leaving the nest. So long blue tits, we hope you live long and prosper. – 2009

My how they are growing.

May 29th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Look at the size that the chicks are up to now, they are almost ready to leave.


There are appear to be six currently in the nest as we think one has already fledged and left the nest.

Not much room in here!

May 25th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

All 7 chicks look like they are developing well, eyes are open and feathers are forming too!

There seems to be quite a range of sizes and I am hopeful that they will start to fledge very shortly!

It’s bed time!

May 22nd, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

As any mother would tell you putting the kids to bed can be a real challenge. Once you’ve put them down to sleep they get up and creep around, chicks are no different it would seem.

Live Feed Active Again!

May 22nd, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

After more than 6 hours of work it appears that the bird-cam server lives again!

Bird-Cam server Down

May 22nd, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Unfortunately the disk drive ont he bird cam server filled up over night which has taken the operating system and therefore the live bird cam feeds are offline.

I will look at bringing it back up online tonight!


May 20th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Chicks are all doing very well.

On this first clip you can see all 7 beaks screaming out for food!

This second clip shows how well the birds are developing.

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