Let me start by saying a huge thank you to Matt and Paul for this amazing forum Unusual for me to be posting this early in the year but wanted to add my thanks and to show my presence. Amazing to see so many members already on here and having promising interest. My boxes are normally quiet at this time of year - no roosters, and very little birdie activity in my garden until much later, but yesterday I had probably the busiest day since I have been watching
these amazing birds. I seemed to have visits pretty much all day - EVEN IN MY CAMERA BOX !!!!! Yes honestly. My video must have turned on at least 20 times and I had 8 videos showing both male and female in the box (albeit short lived for the male). It got to the stage that one female remained in the box for over 10 minutes, very relaxed, and after a good look around, pecking the sides etc, settled down to have a good preening session and did not seem in the least hurried to leave. Much to the annoyance of my husband who was waiting to clean the windows and had been banned from showing his presence outside until birds disappeared . I have to say this is just a delight for me. Probably won’t lead to anything but was a really enjoyable day. Even better, had several visits also this morning until the rain came. Good luck to EVERYONE for the coming season, let’s hope we all have lots of eggs and little chicks to add to the bird population. I for one cannot wait. Speak soon.
Sorted for you Sue I am so pleased you are getting so much activity! Looks like everyone is getting good amount of activity so early on! Hope your camera box is used this year I have my fingers crossed for you Looking forward to your updates over the coming weeks!
Post by springtime 66 on Jan 27, 2019 10:09:07 GMT
morning Sue its rather quieter here ,i've seen visits to last years box few times yesterday, its bitter cold wind and 3 degrees here today. i think i'm the only one that hasn't very much to report. i've not seen the great tits showing signs of checking the boxes yet, hopefully a pr will use my new camera box sounds very good for you Sue, and so early for many
Lovely pictures Sue! So glad you've got the hang of it Couldn't have a season without your pictures! You had many visits since these? I hope so looking promising for your camera box please make it happen for you
You’ve done it Sue we aren’t as daft as we think we are . I actually am more excited for you to get a nest you can actually see, more than I am for myself getting a nest!!! You so deserve it for all your patience and support you’ve given to others on the bbf over the years My fingers are well and truly crossed for you. heart
Hi Paul, not really. Have had the odd fleeting visit but not much else. A pair of blue tits are sitting a lot in the only tree in my garden but they don’t seem to do much else , maybe they are just watching the goings on to see if it’s the right garden for them . I am kidding myself I know but got to have some hope Sue
Sue the picture of two in the box is definitely a good sign if the male can get the female in it's an achievement. Okay I know we have a while to go yet and nothing is finalised until it is but it's looking more positive for you I think with the camera box! I'm sure there will be one mad rush for sites in a week or two, foliage here is still in tight bud so no food if they start too early.
In we go . So so sorry about awful photos but through window and between a tiny slit in my vertical blinds. And - yes - once again it’s my ‘lucky box’ and NOT the camera box . However, I am happy something is happening. Will try to get better shots, but so excited had to post straight away. How do I get all the photos in one post please? Not mastered this yet Oh well. Sue