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Great Tit pair visits (1 Viewer)

Joe94

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United Kingdom
Evening all, Hope everyone is keeping well?

So thankfully my bird feeders are still busy with the regulars & as spring start to get closer, I’m very slowly spotting new thing in the garden.

I’m hoping come spring many of them will start to be more regular and feed :)

But over the last week in particular, I have had a park of great tits both fly into the tree next to my feeding station (where there is plenty of options on their food list) & even fly onto the feeders but not actually feed... is this normal for new birds to almost scout out the place for a while before actually taking any food? & becoming regular feeders?

Coukd this be to do with nearing spring time when more birds will hopefully attract to the feeders?

Many thanks :)
 

Sancho

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Have you got a nest box in the tree, Joe? A pair of blutits have bedn investigating in my tiny back yard, not feeding much but checking out the real estate by popping their heads in the nest box for a shufti.
 

Joe94

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United Kingdom
Have you got a nest box in the tree, Joe? A pair of blutits have bedn investigating in my tiny back yard, not feeding much but checking out the real estate by popping their heads in the nest box for a shufti.
Hello, ahh well it funny you mention that, because since writing this post I thought of that and have made plans to get some nest boxes up in the garden this weekend :) so hopefully you may be right & that will encourage them to stay in the spring :)

Thank you for the tip though, glad I was thinking in the right lines aha :)
 

Sancho

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Hello, ahh well it funny you mention that, because since writing this post I thought of that and have made plans to get some nest boxes up in the garden this weekend :) so hopefully you may be right & that will encourage them to stay in the spring :)

Thank you for the tip though, glad I was thinking in the right lines aha :)
Get the nextbox up asap, Joe, it's late. Facing north or west, clear view all around for a bird exiting. No overhanging or close branches.
 

Joe94

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United Kingdom
Get the nextbox up asap, Joe, it's late. Facing north or west, clear view all around for a bird exiting. No overhanging or close branches.
Thank you 😊 Going to get them up this weekend, so hopefully I’ll just catch them :)
 

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