Garden dormouse visiting the squirrel box

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For a few days now, the garden dormouse has been appearing at night in the squirrel’s box.While the box was still empty at the beginning of the visits, a few days ago I had padded the inside of the hutch again with wood wool, kapok wool and organic cotton wool.Although the padding is more intended […]

We’re off then!

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As suspected, today was the big day for the little great tits.In the late morning there was no stopping them and the call of the big wide world became louder and louder.And so, at 11:18 am, the first chick dared to take the plunge into a new phase of its life.Within a short time, the […]

Last night in the nest box?

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Will tonight be the last night in the nest box for the little great tits?The little ones have been flapping their wings wildly in the box all day.They are also already jumping to the hole and observing the world outside.I think tomorrow morning the young great tits might leave the nest box and fly out […]

The excursion is getting closer

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It’s getting tighter and tighter in the nest box.The little chicks now clearly look like little great tits. But somehow the little ones can’t separate themselves from their nest hole.All eight are still squatting like sardines in the little hole. And that, when they would have a whole 225cm² of living space at their disposal.I […]

No news are good news

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There are no news to report from the great tit nesting box. And that is good.It means that since the last incident with the chick that was thrown out of the nest, no further complications have occurred.In the meantime, the great tit parents have also discovered the buffalo worms I offered them and are feeding […]

Drama in the morning

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No sooner are the little ones born than there is the first minor drama in the nest box.This morning, the great tit mum was a little clumsy. When leaving the nest hollow, she accidentally catapulted one of the chicks out of the hollow.The chick then crawled laboriously over the moss through the box. At some […]

The stress begins

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The great tit parents have been under stress since this morning.At 8:43 a.m. the first chick saw the light of day in the nest box.After that, the chicks were born one after the other, so that by the afternoon 6 of 9 possible chicks had hatched.From the beginning, both parents lovingly take care of the […]

The next hibernator is back

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Last night, our garden dormouse made a comeback.He briefly inspected the squirrel box twice, which has been hanging in the willow again for some time and no longer on the house.I am curious to see when he will balance on the tit dumpling holder again to get to the tit dumplings.So besides the hedgehogs and […]

The final score is reached.

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The final score is reached. The great tit has laid the last egg and her clutch is thus complete. Since the morning she is incubating the eggs.If you add 14 days from the beginning of incubation (April 7), we could expect the first chicks to hatch around April 21.From that time on I will start […]

Illegal waste disposal and view of the clutch of eggs

As already shown in a short post on my Facebook page yesterday, the great tit has finally given us a view of the nest and so we could also see how many eggs are already in the nest. So far, as of 04.04, there are 6 eggs. I don’t think the final number has been […]