Blue Tit Nest Box

The Blue tits in my garden have fledged, I hear that occasionally they will raise a second brood in a season. Should I clean out the old nesting material now or leave it for the time being? I usually clean the box to prepare for next year,

  • Hello LB, good to hear about the blue tits fledging, it has been a difficult year for them, so nice to hear they have done so successfully. Leave the nest alone at the moment, if they build again they will sort out the box themselves, or another family will maybe use it. Nests and boxes must be left alone until the back end, when it is allowed to clean them out, it is an offence to interfere with a nest/box from when the first materials have been taken in.

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  • Great information, thanks for your help !