Sunday, 25 May 2014

Nesting Time

It's currently a productive time for our garden birds, Blackbird, Robin, Song and Mistle Thrushes have already raised a brood of young and currently we have 3 nest boxes that are occupied. Two pairs of Blue Tit both have young calling from inside boxes and a pair of Great Tits are also busy gathering food for their young. All seem to be visiting their respective boxes on a regular basis, and generally seem to have a good beak full of food, the majority of which seem to be small light green caterpillars.

A Wren has again built a nest in an artificial Swallow box, last year he used one side of the double Swallow box and this year he is using the other side. On all accounts he's a very clever little chap and obviously his mate agrees, I'm not sure he even bothers to tempt his mate by building other nests as he knows that he's on to a winner with the Swallow box. They now have young and are busy going in and out of the box with food, at roosting time one Wren goes in with the chicks and the other roosts in the other side of the box they nested in last year.


1 comment:

Ashley Beolens said...

Have you had any success with the artificial swallow box? They seem a great idea but I don't personally know anyone who has used one.