The female blue tit has been laying an egg a day. She laid her 8th egg on Monday, 6 days ago. I have been keeping my eye on the nest and no more eggs have appeared, and she is spending a lot of time on the nest only leaving to visit the bird feeder. The male still visits occasionally to feed her.
Here is a summary of their journey so far….
18th February 2014: The nest box and camera is installed outside my balcony door.
19th February 2014: Woke up and looked out of my window at 8.00am to see a pair of blue tits investigating the nest box. (It didn’t take them long at all to find it).
28th March 2014: The blue tit visits and has a wriggle around the box.
29th March 2014: The first piece of nesting material has appeared.
4th April 2014: More nesting material (pieces of conifer) has appeared.
11th April 2014: The nest is almost complete.
12th April 2014: First time the female blue tit has roosted in the nest box.
14th April 2014: The blue tits have been bringing in wool and feathers and now the nest is complete.
26th April 2014: The first egg is laid.
29th April 2014: 4 eggs in the nest box.
30th April 2014: 5 eggs in the nest box.
5th May 2014: 8 eggs in the nest box.