Blue tit behaviour

Hi wonder if anyone can help ,, blue tits have been in and out the box regular building the nest.   last two days gone very quiet hubby saw one near box yesterday but nothing today is it likely she sitting on eggs I thought at least I’d see her out or male bringing food ,, I have good source of food around and they been feeding well,, we’ve had lots of rain recently fingers crossed all ok ,, any ideas guys? 

  • To me it sounds like they are settling down to incubate their eggs. It will be a good time to look out for increased activity when the eggs hatch because they will be very busy then

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • To me it sounds like they are settling down to incubate their eggs. It will be a good time to look out for increased activity when the eggs hatch because they will be very busy then

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Thanks ,, 1blue tit returned to box looked inside then went they occasionally in tree calling ,,  one did have a bit of a scuffle with a passing sparrow maybe guarding territory ,I do hope they are sitting on eggs,,had few good years of successful nesting ,, I know it’s nature some losses but after such a horrid year nature cheers us up so much be lovely have a success story

  • What size is the nestbox entrance? Sparrows do wipe out nests if they can get in.
  • In reply to Robbo:

    Thanks ,,Hole is correct size for blue tits, (small), there does seem some sparrow activity maybe a nest above under eves but would think blue tits able to fend off sparrows.. after having lots of successful nesting just hope this year the same can’t recall this less activity just hope she sitting on eggs ,, not heard any chick noise as yet so fingers crossed it’ll be soon ,, just hope all this horrid rain not to blame!
  • 2021 will be a terrible year for breeding garden birds, due to frosts killing caterpillars. Not convinced blue tits fend off sparrows. The latter do take over nestboxes if they can fit through the entrance hole.