Its a really big box with a massive "balcony" abit like my sparrow box but on a bigger scale, Box as been mounted now and as a camera in and led lightening.
On the blue tit side all my boxes are being viewed daily, I still have my two blue tit roosters / female sparrow rooster, At the moment my purple tree box is getting the most views along with one of my side boxes by a pair of blue tits.
Have a look on my twitter - twitter.com/wildlifepaul to see the starling box etc if you didn't see it on my biggonline forum.
Can't believe bigg forum is closing down but atleast we have this forum now for spring, BIG THANK YOU TO MATT!
Really keen to hear how everyone's starling boxes go this year. We don't (seemingly) have a huge local of bluetits but we do have loads of starlings so I am tempted to get a starling box up myself for next year if these ones get a bit of use..
I think I may of got mine up abit to late for them to take to it for this year, But we will see. If you have a large number starlings you should, Or even make one yourself alot large than standard box and 45mm hole.
Must of had about 40 visits to my purple box this morning by a pair blue tits, Male doesn't even bring the female in no more she comes in herself while hes in the tree above. Looks like the purple box could be the first nest this year, Which is my luck cause its got one of my older cameras in that is poor quality compared to my others sure these birds love to f**k with my head she best take herself to one of my side boxes or other box come march or she's in the dog house. Here's a video from one of the visits this morning anyway little miss woody the woodpecker on that hole
Kathy, Deffo female, All my females have always tapped the box? My males never do that only ever come in to draw female in. Shes been back and forth all morning done a nest wriggle been tapping against camera tapping the walls box the male is outside on branch and as even come to box with sunflower hearrt to feed her so this one in box is 100% female.
Thanks Karen, I am going to take the box down on Monday and swap the cameras my other camera will only have 92 degree angle compared to this 120 degree one but cause its an old camera the quality of it isn't great or as sharp as my others are showing, I would of been ok with that last year but when all my other boxes are better quality wise I can't bring myself to accept it known she will probably pick that box it would eat me up inside known I had the chance to change it and didn't So little camera change will be happening Monday sometime I'll let you know how that goes haha problem free hopefully
No activity at all this morning (That i have seen) didn't turn the cameras on until 11am. However its very windy down to 4c and is freezing apparently the cold is here to stay for well into next week aswell
Very windy here and the wind chill is below freezing, not much going on either, other than one BT on his/her own going around the garden curiously looking into things, also spent a while in and out of a large evergreen bush we have, not sure if its thinking of a nest site there? It didnt appear to be looking for food.
Gorgeous photo karen! I am currently going through my spare cameras seeing what one I can put in the purple box tomorrow think am going for this one as can see from picture very sharp looking with the led light (this pic is testing it in a spare gardenature box I have) so mission swap the camera tomorrow it is dance
I saw the pictures of your snow this morning on Twitter but nice to know you managed to sort out your camera before the nasty stuff hit! Absolutely wonderful video of the two sparrows, I've watched it twice, so hope they both keep on with the good work.
Diane - Scared of flying birds, but can handle frogs if necessary!