Today up'd the ante with a pair of Great Tits in addition to the usual mid morning Blue Tit.
Both these clips are from the same day (Feb 9th 2015). You can see I may need to do a bit of a Spring clean too...
Pair of great tits
Of note is that its the first time I've seen any bird inspect the window at the top of the nest box. As you can see, the window does not overlook the nest site directly, evident in the ramp up which the Great tit is attempting to climb. Oddly, both birds attempt the same thing for the first time on the same day. Front view of this box as shown (although its mounted on the side of the house).
|'pre in-situ' picture last Spring.|
Squirrel box update
Over the Autumn and Winter, the squirrel box continues to be used as an occasional refuge from rain and windy weather. They've been only intermittent visitors recently, but lots of activity approx 1 month ago. Periodic addition of nesting material continues as show in this series:
...or with the squirrel: