THE BALCONY BLUES:……. Male or Female?

The pair of blue tits visiting my balcony bird feeder
The pair of blue tits visiting my balcony bird feeder

It is usually quite easy to tell the difference between male and female birds. The males are usually brighter in colour and the females are more of a duller brown colour.

But I am struggling to tell the difference between the pair of blue tits visiting my balcony each day.

However, after some research it is now clear that the blue tit visiting the nest box each morning is male. The male is in charge of finding a nesting place. It is the female who makes the final decision and then starts making the nest alone.

You can see from previous videos that the male crouches down in the nest box. This is in preparation for the female flying into the nest box.

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