Monday, 6 April 2015

Nest box camera update 1

This as far as the birds have got in the first week.  Not a lot of progress but they usually make a slow start.  Until the last two days the weather was poor so they may have been waiting for it to improve, otherwise the materials would be wet.

At least one of the birds pops in regularly to have a look around and to rearrange the few bits of moss and grass.

Here is a mouthful of moss coming in this morning.  Things should speed up now that the weather is warm and dry.

Just now the box was visited by a bumblebee queen who checked it out for a few minutes then left.  As far as I can see it was not a tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum), the species that typically nests in bird boxes, so it may have just been inquisitive.

There is now a separate page, accessible via a tab below the header photo at the top, which will give more regular updates on the nest box.

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