Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring birds and plants

We now have eight eggs in the garden nest box.

I saw my first local Swallow three days ago.

Walking along the old railway line today I saw Linnet, Yellowhammer and Goldfinch, heard a cuckoo in the distance and listened to several Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs singing in the Gorse bushes although photographs were impossible as they never stay still for more than a couple of seconds. However I did get some video. You can't see the bird but you can hear it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Eggs in Nest Box

We now have seven eggs in the nest box. No activity in the other boxes

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bird box update

Still activity in only one box. The nest is complete, we are just waiting for our first eggs.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bird box activity

Of the four boxes in our garden, only box one has activity at the moment. A pair of Great Tits are building a nest. Box two has had some visits but no building. Boxes three and four are still inactive. (The positions of the images in the quadrant display are different to my last post).

Yesterday I saw a Peacock butterfly on a hedge in the garden. This is the first this year.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Skylarks and nesting birds

I went for a walk along the old railway line the day before yesterday and heard my first skylark of the year singing.

This year I have four nest boxes in the garden with built in cameras. Three are hole fronted and one open fronted.

I checked them this morning and caught a great tit on camera investigating one of the hole fronted boxes. One of the other hole fronted boxes appears to have had birds roosting in it. The other two, which are the newest, have no activity yet.