I've got great tits....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by rich p, 1 May 2010.

  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    you are lucky , we put a box up 2 yrs ago and not a DICKY bird has used it
     
  2. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    House sparrows nesting under the roof tiles as usual again this year. Haven't seen any activity around my nest boxes tho'.
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    Mum and dad have got a blackbird nesting in an old hanging basket in the garage.
    You get the beady eye when putting the washing on.
     
  4. OP
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    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Maybe you should move it to another position. I'll ask my friend, Kate, when she pops round. She may suggest the missionary position:ohmy:
     
  5. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    It's because they think it's a booby trap!!
     
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Ok lots of info from friend. I'll just copy and paste it here Rich.

    The camera birdbox we got is now nearly 2 years old, and at that time quite a new gadget, it was about £130.

    They have now become more common and considerable cheaper. The camera set up is not complicated and can be purchased from any electronics shop for between 20 and 30 quid. add £20 for a bird box and becomes a little bit more affordable I have also sent some links to sites.


    Most nest boxes are simply designed and have a hole in the front. This should be a different size depending on the type of bird you're trying to attract. They can be made or bought Blue tits, coal tits and marsh tits: make or buy a box with a small hole, approximately 25mm across. Great tits, nuthatches, house sparrows and tree sparrows: put up a box with a slightly bigger hole, approximately 32mm across. Robins, wrens and pied wagtails: these species prefer open-fronted boxes but these can be vulnerable to attack by cats so make sure you put them somewhere safe. Starlings: boxes for starlings need to be long with a hole near the roof. Place them high on walls as starlings sometimes nest in roofs or in the walls of dilapidated buildings. Sparrows: gregarious birds such as sparrows nest close to each other in communal boxes, sometimes called terraces. This box has three compartments with a hole just under the lid at each side and in the centre. They may also nest naturally in the roofs of your house.
    Site nest boxes so that they are sheltered from the wind, rain and strong sunlight. If they are in full sun, the chicks could overheat and die. usually facing north Position boxes 1.5-5m above ground for safety from predators and to replicate natural nesting habits. It's best to put nest boxes up outside the breeding season, between August and February.

    Lidl or Aldi were selling a complete kit, box camera and receiver for about 30 quid

    Links: HandyKam.
    Wireless Pinhole Spy Camera.
     
  7. OP
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    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Brilliant. Thanks for that lomgers. Surprisingly affordable too. I'll have to wait for next spring to fit it but I'm definitely going to get one.
     
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