Monday, 25 April 2011

New Neighbours



Last weekend we had some very unfortunate news, not only did we find out that the wildlife sanctuary had so many volunteers for releasing hedgehogs they had run out. I only hope they all go to good homes, we will just have to wait until next year.

Also, just days after my blog post about the Blue Tits in our garden the female went missing and didn't return to roost at night like she had every day previously.  The male stayed for a few days calling out but he never entered the box, we can only presume that the female was killed by a cat or hawk.

Dad left the camera running every day hoping that another family would move in and yesterday we finally captured this.




She hasn't laid any eggs yet but she seems to really like feathers and has brought lots back to the box for bedding.  I loved my friend Sally's suggestion of Old Blue for the male's name, but am still looking for the perfect name for the female, so please comment below with your suggestions.