Carrying rolled up piece of leaf back to nest
Arriving at the window box where the nest tunnel has been excavated
Chasing off an intruder
As a wildlife author and environmental educator I visit many habitats from coastline to countryside. However, I often find the best opportunities for wildlife watching are on our own doorstep such as in our gardens and parks. This weblog is a record of my observation which I hope you will enjoy and encourage you to take a closer look at your own local habitats, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.
The fledgelings insistent calls were accompanyed by wing quivers and open gape. One chick (below) followed the adult onto the ground and then flew up onto the bark of the tree.
I noticed a couple of the fledglings were pecking at the branches and leaves. It was difficult to know how many of the chicks successfully fledged. The most I could count inone go was five, but they werevery active and kept moving around making counting them difficult. However, I was pleased to see that the adults had successfully reared some chicks. There was no sound coming from the nest box.