Thursday, February 08, 2007

Nest Box Update

There has been no noticeable activity in the nest box on the north side of the house that I've signed up to Nest Box Challenge.

There has been some activity in one of the nest boxes on the south or front side of the house. Another couple of Blue Tits checking out the accommodation. This nest box has the same 25mm sized hole as the north nest box. We also have a nest box on the south side of the house with a slot instead of a hole. There was a family of Great Tits in that one last year. I'd really love to get a nest cam. Maybe someday.

With the homemade bird feed that I wrote about the other day, I have mushed a bunch of it directly onto the tree trunks. My thinking is that the nuthatches and woodpeckers will get a feed. They're really not bird feeder type birds. I've been hearing the woodpeckers out on the trees in the mornings again. Lets see if this fat and nuts on the trunks of trees will lure them in.

I've also moved the bird table back to where it was last year when we got our visiting red squirrel. I hope it tempts him back.

We've had almost a whole week of no rain!! There seems to be a bit of snow down south in England this morning. We had one of those clear crisp winter nights last night where the mercury drops further than it has all year.

It seemed that all the stars were out last night. George saw a shooting star. I missed it because I was driving.

8 comments:

claude said...

There's a layer of snow in Norwich. I know that much. Here it's pretty sunny this morning. Quite exceptional!

Alan G said...

I have noticed the bird activity picking up over the last couple of weeks. Have two morning doves that nest here every year it seems. They showed up this past weekend serenading me with their cooing.

Jay said...

Bird activity is still pretty low around here. Or at least I haven't noticed much. There's somebody a few buildings down from me that has a little bird feeder out. And the ducks aren't back yet on the lake.

susan said...

I've been hearing a lot more bird chatter outside lately. And noticing their remains on my car. dang trees!

Patsy said...

Here in the rv park, lots of mallard ducks in canal. Females and males alike! I'll be gone from here before anything happens.

Joy said...

I work at a countryside centre, and we have a bird box with a camera inside it. The other day I happened to check it on the moniter and there was a blue tit in there having a good sort out. It's as good as BBC's Spring Watch!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I've noticed that there are a few house sparrows checking out our bird nest house, but as the snow is still on the ground and the icy winds are blowing here in Canada, I hope they're only apartment hunting, and not planning on laying any eggs just yet.

Davey C. said...

Hhhhhhuhuhuhuh. Uuhhhhhhhhhhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh.

"Tits."