Friday, 15 April 2011

Our Blue Tits

For as long as I can remember we have had resident Blue Tits in the garden.  For the past couple of years my dad has been videoing the blue tits with a special webcam built into the roof of the bird box.  This year is no exception and he has perfected the nesting box and webcam setup and I must say the video he's getting is brilliant and in HD; so make sure to change the quality to 720p and watch them full screen!!


Below are the first few episodes of the saga, you can see the female blue tit settling in, getting the nest ready and looking after her first egg.


Isn't she sweet, I can't wait for the babies to be born, they really do look like little balls of fluff.  So be sure to follow the whole saga on You Tube.  You can subscribe to get regular updates and I will be posting the best videos here too.  So please visit the site and remember to Like our videos.



A little later in the year we hope to be receiving some hedgehogs from the wildlife sanctuary to release into the wild (we do this every year), I will make sure to get some photos and video of that too.  They are so cute although a little spiky, they are also extremely nippy and can escape from anywhere in the blink of an eye.  Last year one escaped in the house and it took us hours to locate it curled up behind and underneath the TV cabinet, it then took a further hour to move everything off the cabinet so we could reach over the top to extract it.  Hopefully this year they will behave, but probably not!!

Now I need your help, if you have any ideas for what to call the blue tit's please leave a comment below, I can't keep calling the female and male so I need lots of ideas!!  There may even be prizes for the best names!!