We have had nestboxes in the garden before but never any occupants, which is probably because the birds can find so many well protected, natural nesting spots in our garden. All the more exciting that this year a pair of blue tits decided to move in.
I suspect that the offer was too good to refuse: vacant possession, desirable and safe location close to the shopping facilities, and no mortgage and deposit required.
It only took a few minutes of waiting in today’s sunshine to get this shot of a blue tit checking the surroundings carefully before taking a juicy caterpillar into the nestbox to feed its young. I have no idea why I wrote “it” because I am sure that it was Dad.
The pair are very dutiful and return to the nest every three or four minutes with food.