The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96412 Message #2665044
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
26-Jun-09 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: I've got 3 sorts of tits!
Subject: RE: BS: I've got 3 sorts of tits!
Tbey've been active again recently... the coal tits fledged about 3 weeks ago and I'm pretty sure they're onto their second brood. The blue tit is looking less frazzled so I suspect his brood have also flown the nest and he's just replenishing his energy now that the coal tits have left the fat pecker. They still feed there but not so frenetically so the Blue has a chance to stock up before being harangued from the bay tree. They actually pecked him off when they were feeding young. Haven't seen the great tits for a while, I think they've found another feeder down the road.
Meanwhile, the neighbours over the fence have uprooted several shrubs that were along our fence, so there is a distinct lack of cover there now... so our feathered friends may find nest sites a little lacking next spring. I've no intention of trimming any more of my trees and bushes, so they're always welcome on my side of the fence.