Blue Tits nesting habits,

  • In reply to Tim R:

    A further update on my nest box which was not used by the Blue Tits. This morning at 7am we saw a Robin carrying in nesting material and this carried on until about 9.30am. My wife left the kitchen for about 30 mins and when she returned there was a neat pile of what seemed to be a lot of feathers on the patio. We are not sure where they came from but tips of the smaller downy feathers look to be red like breast feathers but also some tail feathers too. I peeked into the nest box and there is a bird in there and this afternoon what I presume is the male Robin did pay a brief visit. I am really confused by the pile of feathers dumped on the patio though....first thought a cat may have killed but the pile seemed too neat. Other thoughts were that the Robin turfed them out of the nest for some reason. Strange...anyone got any other ideas?

  • In reply to doggie:

    I think you might be right. Really sad as it is the first time we have had a bird actually build a nest and I have only seen a Sparrowhawk hovering around this area once about 3 years ago. I took a closer look in the box today and the nest is created but there is no Robin and not seen any Robin in the garden today.

  • In reply to doggie:

    Excellent news,Tim.Keep us all up to date with events,please.