22nd April 2016

Nesting Great Tits: We have Great Tits nesting in one of our camera boxes again, so well be contributing to the BTO Nest Box Challenge monitoring project this year. I’ve just seen a lovely ritual. The male flew into a nearby bush, with a green caterpillar in its beak. The female emerged from the box, where it was building the nest, and called. The male flew up, hovering and handed the caterpillar over to its mate. All caught on camera, though the light was a bit poor for photographs. P.S. Whatever I try I can’t get the sequence of photos right on the blog!! First should be last (There’ll be a break in blogs for a few days. I’ll be interested to see if the nest is complete on return). Conditions: Cloudy. Temperature: Max 10- Min 2c.

Female with her token

Female with her token

Male arrives near the bird box with a caterpillar

Male arrives near the bird box with a caterpillar

Female calling the male

Female calling the male

 

 

Male delivering the caterpillar

Male delivering the caterpillar

 

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