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Nest Box Diary 2007

Week 3 - 25th March

The sunny Sunday of the third week appeared to rekindle our Blue Tit's nest building activities and she started by bringing more dead grasses and such like into the nest. Some of the broad-leaved grasses provoked the entertaining behaviour of the female bringing it in and taking it out over and over again.

Soon afterwards, she started to bring moss, coconut fibre, feathers and hair to the nest. Every now and then, she pauses in the nest box and starts to form the nest cup by shuffling about on her breast and belly and spreading her wings against the nest material.

Midweek, the weather turned cooler and wetter. Consequently, the female spent much less time bothering with the nest and on one day did little more than take a quick look, as if to check it was still there.

More dead grass is added (25th)
More dead grass is added (25th)
More grass is added (25th)
More grass is added (25th)
Female starts to form nest cup (25th)
Female starts to form nest cup (25th)
Collecting coconut fibre (25th)
Collecting coconut fibre (25th)
More hair is added (26th)
More hair is added (26th)
And even more hair (27th)
And even more hair (27th)
Cooler wet weather slows building (28th)
Cooler wet weather slows building (28th)
Another wet day (29th)
Another wet day (29th)
And another wet day (30th)
And another wet day (30th)
Female adds some more hair (31st)
Female adds some more hair (31st)

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