Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A new nest box for my garden..............................

I have plenty of feeders for the birds in my garden but until now I haven't had a nest box so I got myself a lovely natural wooden one from my local garden centre.

I have placed it in a sheltered position in a tree that I can view from my window and I have seen a Blue Tit checking it out but as yet no takers.

 The garden feeders though are very busy.

Blue Tit
Goldfinch
Long-tailed Tits
Long-tailed Tits
 I have had Goldfinches every day for over six months and they love the sunflower hearts (but so do the squirrels). I am also getting daily visits from the Long-tailed Tits a beautiful little bird to see anywhere never mind in the garden. My little Robin is singing his heart out none stop as he has for the last few weeks in his search for a mate as I write this.


 I really admire his determination

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26 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Those Long Tailed Tits are great garden visitors aren't they Andrew.
I'm sure you'll soon have residents in the nest box.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Beautiful photos~~Beautiful birds.

Carletta said...

I wasn't much of a bird watcher until we moved to the country three years ago and I don't know what I'd do without my feeders now. :)
Looks like you have quite a congregation in your yard.
Love the shot of that robin singing away!
I bet some little birdie will find the nesting box an ideal home.

Thanks for your visit. :)

Gary said...

Great selection, Andrew. Good luck on the box. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

joo said...

Love them all Andrew! Great post ...as usually:)

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew..nice house..shouldn't be a problem getting renter's!!
Those Long-tailed tits are the cutest,sweetest looking little guys...I really like them!!
Nice photo's..have a good rest of your week!!

texwisgirl said...

those are wonderful shots! i'm getting to know the birds of the UK from your blog and a few others I follow. I just love your robin and your goldfinch - so different from ours. And those long-tailed tits are just PRECIOUS!!!

Sondra said...

Its a beautiful nest box hope you get some takers as the season progresses! Your bird shots are Stellar!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Andrew, your yardbirds do look pretty. I do not think I have seen photos of the long tailed tits, they are neat looking. I hope your new birdhouse has new residents soon.

Springman said...

It looks like good bird house placement. I predict success! It is a wonderful thing about human beings that we purposefully build and place bird houses. I think we might be unique in the animal kingdom in this regard.
Good luck with the project Andrew, I'm looking forward to updates!

EmptyNester said...

I never knew that goldfinches were so colorful! Excellent photos of all the birds!

bailey-road.com said...

That's a nice-looking nest box, Andrew. I hope you have tenants soon. You have a great collection of photos here!

mick said...

That looks like a very nice nesting box - I like the natural wood - and I hope you get tenants in it soon. Nice variety of birds at the feeders too.

Amila Kanchana said...

Wouldn't it be a good idea to fix a small cam in the nest box? Perhaps you'll be able to see and record the whole process,from building of the nest to the maiden flight of the new generation!

NatureFootstep said...

Lovely Long tailed tits. They look a bit different from ours. I never seen that dark band on the head here.

The Robin arrived a week ago, singing happily in the trees. :)

Hilke Breder said...

I bet pretty soon you'll have the birds fighting over possession of that handsome box! You have some attractive birds around your yard. I love robins, also long-tailed tits of which I was happy to get some photo on my last visit to Germany.

Bill S. said...

Great post. I love the picture of the goldfinch. congrats on the new nest box. Hopefully a goldfinch will use it so I can see more pictures of the beautiful bird.

Calling Ravens said...

Wonderful post and wonderful photos! I love the last one of the long-tailed where the one bird is looking straight at you!!
Good luck with the nesting box!

JM said...

Good luck with the nest box, I'm sure you'll be rewarded, you have so many lovely birds in your yard!

Fotokarusellen said...

Thanks for comment. A beautiful set of images. Well done!

Inger-M said...

Your bird photos are really amazing!

Jean said...

Andrew, I love this post!!! Thumbs-up to you for adding a nestbox. As a backyard birder it is great to see what you birders across the big pond are attracting at your feeders.You didn't disappoint.:)

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

I'm sure your Robins and our American Robins aren't related at all, and that ours are named after yours. Either way, not a bad common bird.

jo©o said...

What lovely posts, this one and the next. i enjoyed 'walking' through your neighbourhood, with the nice scenery and the fine arched structures.
It looks like you made a better choice than me with your feeders. I love the way the suet attracts so many birds at the same time.
2jo.co

NicoleB said...

Beautiful photos again. It's so amazing to see what Beauties you get in your garden! I love LTTs :D
Good Luck with the box, I'm sure you'll get a taker :)

Sally in WA said...

Great pictures. Hopefully someone will move into the new bird home soon.