Blue Tit Checking Out the Nest Box

Here’s just a few photos of a Blue Tit checking out one of the nest boxes we have in the garden.

Sping Blue Tit

It spent a bit of time having a look round the hole and pecking at the edges. I don’t know if this was to check out how strong it was, or getting a few tiny insects or to smooth off a few of the edges. Or perhaps so it can say to its mate “Look what I have just made for us.”

Sping Blue Tit

I imagine it is quite dark in there when your body blocks off the only source of light.

Sping Blue Tit

I hope the view is acceptable.

Sping Blue Tit

There’s a nice step to help with the climb out.

Sping Blue Tit

And plenty of branches around to perch on.

I wonder if I will see this bird later in the spring, looking rather frazzled, as it flies back and forth feeding young in the box.

As usual you can click on any of the images to see them larger on flickr. There are also a couple of others in the album on flickr.

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