Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Good news on nesting activity :)
Yesterday we saw two Blue Tit eggs on the screen when we switched on the nest box camera. Eggs take 24 hours form so she must have laid the first on the 25th (they tend to cover them up during the day before they start incubating and they are not always easy to spot! Today there were three :)
Sorry not very good photos as I took photos of the tv screen and the camera tends to pick up the pixels.
We've had Blue Tits nesting in the garden for over 35 years - we put up nest boxes when we first moved in but I've only kept dates of egg laying since we had the nest box with camera as I have never wanted to disturb the birds.
The dates when the first egg was laid are as follows - its interesting to note that the 25th seems the most common date!
2010 28th April
2011 25th April
2012 25th April
2013 25th April
2014 14th April - this was the year when 10 eggs were laid (usually its around 5 or 6)
2015 ~17th May - very, very late
2016 25th April