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Forum: Nestboxes Friday 30th April 2010, 19:04
Replies: 4
Views: 2,752
Posted By DavidJJones
An addendum to that last message - when the Swift...

An addendum to that last message - when the Swift arrived the male Sparrow left immediately, but the female didn't, and was still sitting on the eggs when the Swift flattened the dome on top of her....
Forum: Nestboxes Friday 30th April 2010, 06:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,752
Posted By DavidJJones
Sparrow webcam becomes Swift Webcam

Time ran out for the Sparrows. The Sparrow laid its fourth egg on 28 April, and at the end of the next day a Common Swift moved in. It flattened the dome that had been constructed over the nest cup...
Forum: Nestboxes Sunday 25th April 2010, 09:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,752
Posted By DavidJJones
Sparrow webcam - an update

First - Moose, A very belated thanks for that comment.

Since my first posting about the Sparrow webcam, the pair have continued to build their nest, spending a lot of time together in the box. In...
Forum: Migration Sunday 18th April 2010, 19:08
Replies: 109
Views: 9,996
Posted By DavidJJones
A couple of House Martins over the southern part...

A couple of House Martins over the southern part of Aldershot (NE Hants) this evening
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 27th March 2010, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By DavidJJones
Yes, that would be a good idea. The further the...

Yes, that would be a good idea. The further the nest is away from a feeding station the better, not only to avoid the problem of disturbance but also to lower the chances at least a bit that a...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 27th March 2010, 10:44
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By DavidJJones
Yes, it's that time again we wait impatiently for...

Yes, it's that time again we wait impatiently for the chinking of tiny eggs being turned!

In my garden down here in Hampshire the Great Tits have been visiting the box just once in a while. Having...
Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 25th March 2010, 07:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2,752
Posted By DavidJJones
House Sparrow webcam

This Spring I'm directing my webcam at a pair of House Sparrows that have been long term roosters in one of my Swift boxes (in Aldershot, Hampshire, UK). I suspect that they could turn from roosters...
Forum: Migration Sunday 10th January 2010, 14:04
Replies: 83
Views: 7,183
Posted By DavidJJones
Fieldfares

Coincidentally, a couple have also appeared in my garden today, although only one is hanging about. It has taken charge of our Birch and Rowan trees on which I have hung some apples. Since it arrived...
Forum: Migration Tuesday 5th January 2010, 19:38
Replies: 83
Views: 7,183
Posted By DavidJJones
This morning there was a redwing in my garden in...

This morning there was a redwing in my garden in Aldershot, NE Hampshire. It's the first time that I've recorded one here since 2004 and 2005. In those years the visits were in the second half of...
Forum: Nestboxes Friday 22nd May 2009, 08:47
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By DavidJJones
Hello,and thanks for the response. I can fully...

Hello,and thanks for the response.

I can fully understand that problem. There have been times in the past, especially when it has been cool (were you recording weather conditions during the study?)...
Forum: Nestboxes Wednesday 20th May 2009, 09:19
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By DavidJJones
With no additions to the clutch this morning, and...

With no additions to the clutch this morning, and the female having spent over 8hr sitting yesterday it looks as though it is going to be another small brood.
Forum: Nestboxes Tuesday 19th May 2009, 08:13
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By DavidJJones
Thanks for the reply Andrew, I've been really...

Thanks for the reply Andrew,

I've been really puzzled by what has happened. Of course, I cannot be 100% certain that this is the same female, but her behaviour didn't suggest a different bird...
Forum: Nestboxes Sunday 17th May 2009, 08:49
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By DavidJJones
Great Tit lays two eggs overnight!

The Great Tit has surprised us again, this time by laying two eggs in one night, the first time I've seen this happening in any of our nest boxes. How often does this occur?

If you take a look at...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 16th May 2009, 08:41
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By DavidJJones
Great Tits - a second brood

In another posting I described how the early nesting in my garden was fraught with problems, with the Robin eggs failing to hatch, only four of the nine Great Tit offspring and just one of five...
Forum: Nestboxes Monday 4th May 2009, 21:25
Replies: 2
Views: 2,734
Posted By DavidJJones
I'd wait a couple of days before looking. My...

I'd wait a couple of days before looking. My Great Tits had a troubled start with only four chicks surviving out of nine eggs laid, and I'm finding that the parents are spending a great deal of time...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 2nd May 2009, 15:47
Replies: 3
Views: 3,638
Posted By DavidJJones
That's interesting. My Great Tits also have just...

That's interesting. My Great Tits also have just four chicks, although they started with nine eggs. Only seven hatched on 25-26 April (just a couple of days earlier than last year). Then, three of...
Forum: Nestboxes Tuesday 28th April 2009, 21:01
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By DavidJJones
What is going wrong?

Well, After a promising start things have gone downhill ever since.

Four out of the five Starling eggs hatched 23-24 April, but with the male parent disappearing, the female hasn't been able to...
Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 23rd April 2009, 09:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By DavidJJones
Starling eggs hatching

A long overdue update -

As I mentioned in a separate posting, the Robins abandoned their clutch of eggs after they failed to hatch, while the Great Tits went on to lay nine eggs between 4-12 April,...
Forum: Nestboxes Sunday 12th April 2009, 20:06
Replies: 5
Views: 5,522
Posted By DavidJJones
The male hasn't given up hope

Interesting - It is now two days since the female abandoned the nest, and the male continues to bring food to the nest box for her, from early (6.40am today) right through until after dusk, 8.10pm -...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 11th April 2009, 12:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By DavidJJones
I understand your frustration, but I'm afraid...

I understand your frustration, but I'm afraid that in the world of bird boxes it really is a buyer's market, and with so much encouragement to put up nest boxes these days the birds can be spoilt for...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 11th April 2009, 11:38
Replies: 5
Views: 5,522
Posted By DavidJJones
Eggs abandoned - Question answered!

Well, the Robin gave up yesterday. She spent most of the day in the nest, as she has done all through the extended incubation period. However, she made more, albeit very short trips out than...
Forum: Nestboxes Friday 10th April 2009, 09:00
Replies: 5
Views: 5,522
Posted By DavidJJones
I'm certainly not giving up - I suppose that I'm...

I'm certainly not giving up - I suppose that I'm more concerned that the Robins have the chance to have a successful brood before it's too late. After two bad summers, the sooner that they produce...
Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 9th April 2009, 09:23
Replies: 5
Views: 5,522
Posted By DavidJJones
Overdue hatching - a question

The Robin in my garden laid four eggs between 16-19 March. Since then she has been the perfect mum, incubating them diligently. She leaves the nest no more than a dozen times each day for up to ten...
Forum: Nestboxes Tuesday 7th April 2009, 20:45
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By DavidJJones
A week into April

The Great Tits now have four eggs, and all goes well in that box;

The female Starling has moved back into what is now a completed nest, and I wouldn't be surprised to see her lay her first egg...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 5th April 2009, 15:05
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By DavidJJones
Yes, and if you look at other recent postings...

Yes, and if you look at other recent postings you'll see others puzzled by similar behaviour. I've seen it with Blue and Great Tits, although the Starlings I watch seen to be particularly prone to...
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