Blue Tit Nest Box Camera 2013

After just about giving up for this year, we noticed that a pair of blue tits were nest building in our camera nest box over the weekend of 11th & 12th May. Last year building started around 5th April, so a good bit later than last no doubt due to the persistant cold weather throughout April.

Early on Monday 13th May we noticed that we had one egg.7eggs190513 Since then another egg has been laid early in the morning each day up to todays count of 7 eggs. There can be anything up to 16 eggs, however blue tits nesting in gardens as opposed to woodland tend to lay less, usually around 10.

She comes back to the nest box occasionally during the day and then returns for the night sometime after 7pm, well before dark. She will only start incubating them full time once all eggs have been laid. This ensures that all the eggs hatch around the same time.

We do have a live stream from the nest box, just follow the link abve. The nest box camera is not always active as it requires our main PC to on, which it is not all the time. However, once things become a bit more interesting we shall try and keep the live feed up as much as possible.

Just leave a comment below if you have any questions.

Mark

2 thoughts on “Blue Tit Nest Box Camera 2013”

  1. Hi I have blue tits nesting in my box but I have not seen either of them for about 5days does this mean that they abandon there nest thank you

    1. Hi Rita,

      Blue tits can disappear for a few days, they can also be quite elusive and be coming back without you noticing. Is there a camera in the box and do you know what stage nesting is at?

      It is unlikely that eggs or chicks have been abandoned but it is possible. In any event there is nothing that can be done – nature has it’s way of ensuring only the strongest survive which can seem cruel to watch sometimes.

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