Early Nesting?

Just spotted nest materials in our camera nest box. There's no sign of regular visiting with more material at the moment. Is this the start of nest building, that will continue sometime, or has it been abandoned?

  • Presumably you've seen on camera the species that is entering the box? If a blue tit, they'll be staking a claim but it's a bit early to be nesting properly. There is always a possibility a nestbox will get abandoned, due to predation, disturbance or other reason. But, probability is it's just a bird that's 'getting ready'.
  • Thanks for this. No I haven’t seen what it is yet but did wonder if it was preparation for nesting later. I didn’t know if this was something they do. I’ll keep a close eye on it now!