Ooh my goodness Amanda that’s awful. I hope they soon sort themselves out before someone is seriously hurt. I will admit that after you said how graphic it was I have decided not to view the video. Keep us updated and I truly hope there are no tragedies. Sue
Maybe the new male's taken over his territory Amanda? You'll know this if the rooster keeps away from the box.
Looks like this is the case Paul. The box was cleared of all the feathers by a female, (Curly Toe) who nested in my neighbours bird box last year and also ‘bonked’ in my tree box.....remember it infamous video? Well, I have just been up the ladders and cleaned the rest of the dropping out, so it’s all ready for a nest
The Great tits are still around, in and out of the tree box, I still have a GT rooster in there. I have not see the blue tits in the tree box recently, so after the fight with the GT they appear to have moved to my garage bird box and kicked the roosting BT out after some awful fights. I don’t know what happened to the rooster, I thought it might have gone to one of my other boxes....sadly not!
Looking good for you Amanda! I think things might get going earlier this year, I noticed today the tree where purple box is in my garden is starting to show abit of green at the ends of the buds. Nothing major yet but this doesn't normally happen for this tree for another 2 weeks or so in past years, So maybe its a sign of an earlier season ahead.
That is all we ever get Amanda here, Rain! good old Liverpool Just looked at our 14 forecast by met office lowest its getting in liverpool is 6/7 which is only 1 or 2c under average for march, So think we will be waiting until next year to see any snow! Do post pictures if you get any though, I can be jealous of it!
I have a different Great Tit roosting in my tree box tonight. It is sleeping in a different position. Just after 6.20pm there was another GT looking in and then went in the box. I’m wondering if this is the female taken over?
Some nest wriggles from this new rooster this evening just before bedtime! The quality isn’t great as the light was going and my infrared hadn’t kicked in Hopefully this video is complete, the last one I posted some of it was missing
You’ll be the first to know as soon as I see any material....... no one else I know quite ‘gets it’ that I will be excited at seeing a piece of moss!!
She was doing a few nest wriggles again this evening. I watched her go to bed this evening, the male (with the white dot) who was my long term rooster, popped his head in the box and then flew off to a tree nearby.
Since the rooster swap over a few days ago, they are not in the box during the day now. It is giving the opportunity to the male blue tit to go in and make himself at home!
Great videos Amanda, really pleased for you, and trust me on here we all know how exciting the first bit of nesting material is - i’ve been on cloud nine since I found some in my box (family obviously think i’m totally mad ) Sue