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ThomasW

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For the past 5 weeks or so I've had a Blue Tit roosting quite happily in my nest box.
I clean out the [email protected] (of which there's plenty) daily after he leaves but otherwise it's just empty. That doesn't appear to cause him any issues.

I read that you can put dry leaves / wood shavings in as bedding (it's pretty cold right now) but I'm reluctant to do that in case it disturbs the bird.

Any thoughts, for or against?
 

Kits

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I've always left ours empty and they seem happy enough, reusing it each year.
 

ThomasW

#BeCareful_ItsNotOver
I've always left ours empty and they seem happy enough, reusing it each year.

Yes, that's my thought also.:t:

In spring I had a pair raise a single chick (1 egg failed) & I've a feeling that the bird here now was one of that lot. If so, reusing a familiar nest box.
So, unless someone can say positively why I should add bedding I reckon I'll leave it alone.
 
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