Massive welcome to the new forum everyone, Me and Matt will be running this forum and hopefully you are all happy we have somewhere to post over spring together now that biggonline forum is shutting down.
Looking forward to everyone joining and wish everyone a successful season!
Thanks for putting up this forum (in loving memory of The Bigg Bird Forum 2005-2019), good to see torch burning on. Right now it is minus 12 C and 30 cm snow & ice on my corners in Finland. No hint of nest building this early, but some of my garden boxes are used by tits for sleeping 17 hour nights.
Glad to see that there is a replacement forum. It was disappointing to have to close the old forum, especially at such short notice, but this definitely makes up for it. I saw it last night, and it's lovely to see it mirroring the existing site. So glad that everyone can continue sharing together.
Thank you John, It means alot, Matt made the forum lastnight and I have been going over it today trying to make it look like the old forum as much as I can. Glad you don't mind us using the the bigg bird forum name and stuff. Also thank you for linking this on the site when the old forum does go we appreciate that and allows people to find us over spring Thank you again for all the years you and the family have put into the forum and site!
Post by greatbluehopeful on Jan 18, 2019 22:52:44 GMT
Wow!! Thanks all for heads up....had no idea this was all going on.
Hope to join you all again this year.
Thanks to Matt & Paul for saving the forum.
All my boxes have been taken down in anticipation for our impending house move...im hopeful I'll get them back up in their new location in time for the forthcoming nesting season...Maybe the new forum will bring me a bit of luck this year.
Set up for 2020: Box 1: East Top view - Blue tit nest started 6th March, abandoned on 8th April. Queen wasp started nest 19th April - Evicted 21st April. Box 2: North Side view - no interest at all. Queen wasp started nest 13th April - Evicted 15th April - Large Spider now living there Box 3: East Top view - old Aldi box. - Great Tit nest started 19th April - 1st egg 30th April - 3 total - all 3 hatched 16th May, all 3 fledged 5th June. Garden Wildlife camera - 5th May - lucky dip!
Dear all - thank you so much. I love this forum, past and now to be present! We have so many birds visiting at the moment (we are in Suffolk)and the long tail tits are especially scoffing suet pellets as well as the usual wild bird seed. After last year's first ever no shows with any of our birdboxes, we are hoping this year to have residents. Love to all - hopefully see you all in the Spring.
Thanks so much to everyone who has helped to get this new forum going, as I really love checking in everyday to read your postings & see all the fantastic photos & videos you put on & link to. My husband, aka LondonLad, doesn't pop in as much, but he does when I rave over something spectacular!
Previously known as Scribbles on the old forum, I'll be popping into it still to download my brother Alan's photos before they disappear. I made a start yesterday & luckily, I have fast unlimited downloads with BT!
Diane - Scared of flying birds, but can handle frogs if necessary!
Thank you so much, Matt and Paul, for setting up this forum. I was a member of the Bigg Bird forum from 2005, when we first got a birdbox with a camera. I have just been through all my posts and printed them out - what a lot of memories from them, I had forgotten some of the incidents I posted, so glad to have a record of them.
It is very cold here in Sussex, but two great tits were in the box today examining it carefully - I doubt anything will come of it. However, we haven't had great tits nesting since 2005 (our first clutch) so it would be lovely to have them again.
What a great forum this looks to be - well done Matt and Paul. So happy it mirrors BBF, a great way to honour Elizabeth. May need a bit of help with adding a profile picture etc, but great to be back with all you wonderful people. Sue
Sueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! cheer So good to see you have found us! really pleased to see you here. Have a look in the "announcements" part the forum Sue you'll see details how to set your profile picture. There is also a sticky post in the bird box thread showing you how to upload your images to forum posts.