"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Friday, 29 April 2011

Nestbox Update

Just a quick update on blue tit nesting activity in the whitebeam tree via the nestbox camera.

The first egg was laid, as previously mentioned on 25th April, and the female blue tit has added one egg each day since with a total of four so far. She usually covers the eggs with feathers around mid-morning and roosts in the nestbox overnight.

Below is a very record shot I took this morning of the picture on the tv screen coming live from the nestbox camera. If you click on the picture to enlarge you can make out the four eggs in the bottom right hand corner. To be honest the nestbox camera was a fairly cheap one and the lens seems quite smeared so the photo is really quite blurred but at least it gives you an idea of what is happening at the moment.

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