Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Breeding season

What a delight to see this beautiful Rook collecting nesting material. They have also stripped bark off some of the logs but I didn't manage to photograph a bird flying away carrying a piece about twice as long as itself.





We also have Blue Tits in one of the boxes and lots of pairs of Blackbirds around.

7 comments:

  1. We have blue tits in our new box witha web cam that is really exciting - we have some short video clips on our website

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  2. GLA - I've just watched all your videos to date. Absolutely wonderful to see the nest building activity - those little birds work so hard.

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  3. Quite - I've been to see the tits in the nesting box too, GLA - brilliant!

    The rook just gleams, Bilbo!

    Our urban setting (complete with cats) allows for Mr & Mrs Blackbird (who nest to the left at the back); Mr & Mrs Robin (who nest in the evergreen-tree-which-isn't-a-conifer to the right); an occasional visiting wren; and my favourite, the much-dismissed but handsome dunnocks.

    And the bloody pigeons.

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  4. Hi Hazel, how are the furry ones at present?

    Congrats on both your nests. We have dunnock too but they like having their photo taken as much as me, although I don't spend my time scurrying about under hedges in order to avoid the camera.

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  5. Crikey BW you must have spent ages watching those clips. More to come soon - it takes a while to pick the bits for editing

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  6. Unless I missed some GLA, I think it was only about ¼ of an hour.

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  7. I guess it just seems like ages when I am editing them!

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