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where have all the blue tits great tits gone. (1 Viewer)

microbar

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Hello Im new to the forum so please forgive me if my post is in the wrong area.
I am concerned about the lack of blue tits and great tits in my garden in Whitby north Yorkshire.
I am disabled and wheelchair bound, But love to watch the garden birds feed and rear there young each year.
For the last 10 year we have had a very busy feeding station and nesting in and around my garden.
We are also blessed with many goldfinches that love to feed on sunflower hearts.
But this year there is no sign of blue or great tits. which have been nesting in the boxes around my garden.
And non of the tits have appeared at the feeding stations.
I still have a healthy charm of goldfinches visiting every day.
But concerned why non of the tit family have been seen since last year.
I wonder if anyone can explain this thank you.
 

Kits

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Welcome to Birdforum! I am sure that you will find lots to interest you here and I hope you enjoy your visits.

I can only guess that the blue tits and great tits have found other gardens for this year. We have a healthy population in our garden and both our blue tit nest boxes are in current use.
 

delia todd

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Scotland
Hi microbar and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I'm sorry to hear that your tits have deserted you this year... my Coal Tits always disappear in the early Spring, but do return a couple of months later usually. They're back already, so I'm hoping their breeding attempt this year hasn't failed. Birds can be a mystery sometimes I'm afraid, but hopefully they've found another place to breed and feed and will return to you at a later date. Maybe they will bring their young ones to your feeders... look out for the yellowish faces instead of white.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.
 

Keith Dickinson

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Hi microbar
Glad you found your way to Birdfourm, there's a sub-forum for all things Yorkshire here
I can't think of any reason why your garden birds seem to have deserted you, possibly they are finding their natural food is easier to come by this year.
 

Earnest lad

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My thoughts are there doesn't seem to be as many Blue tits as there used to be . I may be wrong but perhaps there is an insidious decline that has gone unnoticed
 
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