Here is a Banceithin exclusive, the first video pictures of activity in our nest boxes. The Philpotts (my sisters family) kindly bought me a next box camera. It’s a dinky little thing that gives great pictures even in the dead of night. It also has a little microphone that picks up their tapping and chirruping, unfortunately in this snapshot, you can only hear Teri, and me nagging Philippa.
The Blue tit has been pecking away at the outside of the box, around the entrance. Apparently this can be to enlarge the hole, but it is probably displaying to any nearby females saying ‘come and have a look at my fancy new house!’