Bluetits were in and out of the box but hadnt started a nest ,we touched the box to feel if it was getting water in in this weather and they havent returned.Well they looked then didnt return. IWill they not return once the box is touched? Can others inhabit after theyve been scratching the outside ?
In reply to Robbo:
Hello Michelle, it is now that the birds will be investigating the boxes, looking to see which they fancy, flying in and out, inspecting them, pecking around the holes to mark them as such, as they may fancy nesting in it when it is time. They may well start to build in the box, then move on to another one, this is common. I can't see them ignoring the box just because you touched it, after all the boxes have to be handled to removed old nests and clean them out ready for the next years nesting. Good luck.
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