Sunday, 17 March 2013

Where have all the Blue Tits gone.

We are still providing bird food for our small birds and the occasional larger ones like a pair of collared doves who come and clean up all the bits the small birds don't eat.

There is still a great demand and the feeders are empty by mid afternoon. However we are missing our little windowsill feeders...

Last week we had dozens, now there are but the odd one or two. Where have they all gone??

A couple of updates.

1. The nest box has been dried and completed and mounted in the tree from whence it came!

2. The hanging Santa is STILL hanging around down in the village... The bets are still on!!

4 comments:

Tim said...

The Blue Tits have all started to set up territories...
I've seen them gathering nesting material and a pair nipping in and out of our barn wall!
If they had rings on their legs, you would probably find that the couple you have visiting...
are more than one couple...
they just aren't visiting you as much as they have other things on their mind!!

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Tim I don't think they are around. We normally see them nest building in the holes I drilled in the wall and in the trees around but they are not there. Plenty of great tits but no blue...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We have dozens and dozens of Blue Tits here at the moment, it will be interesting to see if all of ours go AWOL in the next week or so.
Have a good week, Diane

Jim and Pauline said...

Nest box looks at home! The Santa my well stay until Xmas this year - I know of a couple that 'hang around' all year!