The Nestbox Diary 2006
Great Tits nesting
Chapter 1 - to the end of March .. After a quiet start, the Great Tits start visiting
Chapter 2 - April - Nest building.. A quick start followed by slow progress
Chapter 3 - April - Egg Laying.. An uncertain start, but at least 8 eggs
Chapter 4 - April - Incubation.. Quiet, uneventful, just as it should be
Chapter 5 - May - Hatching.. Seven of the eight eggs hatch
Chapters 6/7 - May - Developing chicks..
Chapter 8 - May - Countdown to fledging..
Chapter 9 - May - Fledging.. All seven healthy chicks fledge within an hour
The House Martins
Chapter 1 - to the end of May .. The House Martins arrive
Chapter 2 - to the end of July .. The Martins raise a family of four(?)
Chapter 3 - August/September .. The Martins are raising a second brood