So much more organised than last year, I am glad to say, I have 3 cameras now installed all up and running, not that I expect to get tenants in all three but I am ready! One of my boxes is in a tree which I placed there in September, it is for BTs and I made it in my mums memory, it has been getting quite a few visits by BTs, the other is a Sparrow box against the house high up and thirdly the box that was Chico and Boulders last year, which also has had a few viewings, incidently the Sparrow box has had a mystery rooster in it but has since not been back . This is a pic of mums box
I have had another viewing this morning at the tree box, but cant quite figure out the behaviour that one of the BTs showed. One BT entered the box and was having a good look around, then another BT (which has a small speck on its left cheek and I have seen inside the box before with a mate )came to the entrance hole and looked through, when it did this the one inside the box sort of crouched down low and looked up at it and opened it beak on occasion, then it made its way to the front of the box and remained crouched and at times opened its wings a little, the one looking in remained on the outside and then flew off into the tree and seconds later the one inside flew out and joined it, then off they flew together No clue who was male or female or what that was all about, would love to know what they mean by there body language. All this lasted about 5 minutes.First pic one on inside second pic one on outside, note the speck on cheek.
Post by blueeyedchick on Jan 20, 2019 12:56:39 GMT
Yes, Karen Paul is correct so if the female went in then it could be a sign of good things to come. In my experience if they are quite keen the male goes straight out again,leaves the female to look around for a bit where she occasionally might have a peck or two at the walls and then clears off.However, I never count my chicklets until I see nesting wriggles. I also see beaks are open as if they are talking to each other which of course they are! Wish I knew what they were saying it would make the whole experience much easier!
Thanks blueeyedchick, she didnt go in this time but has done in the past few days, exactly how you say, he went in then as she entered he shot straight out again and she was pecking at the box for a few minutes, but on this occasion she didnt, so fascinating to watch them, I have never seen these things until now as I didnt get my camera in last year until March so missed this part of the process. Fingers crossed she likes it, he seems to!
Hi all. It has been a beautiful day today really mild and the BTs have enjoyed it too, full of the joys of Spring! Seen 4 BTs chasing each other around in the tree's, lots of singing and calling, really fun to watch them, not really sure the sexes of them all they make you quite dizzy keeping up with them Plenty of interest in all boxes too! Also saw a Starling gathering feathers and taking them off to his home. Hope we all have a good Big Garden Birdwatch weekend.
Starlings nest building already your ways Karen? Glad your boxes still getting good activity its been 10c today here but rain on and off and cloudy so not that great but that is the usual for Liverpool
Our BT (still not sure male or female) up with the lark again this morning (unlike me). Saw it go in yesterday and had a chat with it. It could hear me. Don't know whether to clean the box of the poo again. Had plenty of birds in garden during the week. Going to attempt to do Birdwatch today.