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MotherHubbard Wed 05-Jun-19 12:39:30

I bought my husband a nesting box and camera for Xmas. A few weeks ago we were really excited to find that a male and female Great Tit had started building their nest in the box. We have been watching them daily and were even more excited to see two eggs in the nest. However, although the female is constantly on the nest no more eggs have appeared in around two weeks and according to Springwatch most chicks have hatched by now. Wondered if any Gran would have any ideas/info - have looked on internet but this doesn’t seem normal behaviour for Great Tits.

jura2 Wed 05-Jun-19 12:44:50

ah lucky you. We were also given one for Christmas, and installed it in a great spot- but no residents yet this year. We will leave it for another Spring then move it perhaps.

gillybob Wed 05-Jun-19 12:45:02

Nice ars* too. grin

Sorry.... I have sunk to a whole new level.

shysal Wed 05-Jun-19 12:47:43

I was thinking along the same lines, gillybob, but was scared to post! [grin ]

Auntieflo Wed 05-Jun-19 12:51:44

Gilly and Shysal, unfortunately, me too blush

Auntieflo Wed 05-Jun-19 12:53:34

Apologies MotherHubbard, for lowering the tone of your post.

phoenix Wed 05-Jun-19 12:53:41

Reminds me of the joke about the nun and the blind man......

However, lovely to hear that your nest box has been occupied MotherHubbard sorry if it hasn't worked out this time.

gillybob Wed 05-Jun-19 12:55:43

Oh go on, enlighten us phoenix , I'm bored and need entertaining. hmm

Sorry for lowering the tone. We don't get any tits around where I live (great or otherwise) as the bl**dy rats with wings would see them off.

tinaf1 Wed 05-Jun-19 12:55:58

Yep me too Gillybob 😀

gillybob Wed 05-Jun-19 12:57:32

I'm so glad to see that it's not just me with a bit of a twisted mind grin

tinaf1 Wed 05-Jun-19 13:00:09

No there is still a lot of us around thank goodness

TerriBull Wed 05-Jun-19 13:05:17

🤣 For a nanosecond my initial thoughts too! and then I came to my senses with a "surely not this is GN for heaven's sake, it'll be about birds"...........which of course it is, sigh of relief smile

shysal Wed 05-Jun-19 13:05:30

Here you are folks. Sorry MotherHubbard! Keep us posted on nest box developments.

Karanlouise Wed 05-Jun-19 14:58:13

Thanks Shysal you made me laugh out loud.

gillybob Wed 05-Jun-19 15:01:11

Thank you shysal. I could see it coming which made it all the funnier ! grin

gillybob Wed 05-Jun-19 15:01:41

Tit's like coconuts.

Fact .

Grannybags Wed 05-Jun-19 15:04:19

gillybob grin

I'm another with a twisted mind!

Sorry we've hijacked your thread MotherHubbard

jura2 Wed 05-Jun-19 15:05:54

oh yes- had a giggle as I could see it coming.

Had the shock of my life a few years back as I made a mistake with a direct translation from French- and Googled black tits instead of coal tits - oh my ... that 'learnt' me for sure.

sarahcyn Wed 05-Jun-19 15:06:59

I'm really sorry MotherHubbard, it sounds like she has a dud clutch. That's so sad.

gillybob Wed 05-Jun-19 15:13:36

I'm really sorry MotherHubbard, it sounds like she has a dud clutch

Oh stop it sarahcyn ! I am trying to have a cuppa here.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 05-Jun-19 15:32:27

GN at its best !!!!

gillybob Wed 05-Jun-19 17:57:15

I like it when we can have a giggle on Gransnet .

Sorry Motherhubbard I just couldn’t resist. But (on a serious note) as I said up thread we rarely get any nice little birds around here as living near the coast we get a lot of seagulls .

eGJ Wed 05-Jun-19 18:03:51

The chicks in our box fledged today Motherhubbard just be . They were later last year, so perhaps it is just where you are.

phoenix Wed 05-Jun-19 18:14:17

Well, seeing as you asked:

Sister Mary had been a very naughty nun, so was not allowed to go on the annual outing.

She was made to stay in the convent and do the laundry.

As she was alone, she thought she may as well treat herself to a long, hot bath.

Just as she got in, there was a knock at the door.

"Who's there?" She asked.

" Blind man" came the reply.

Seeing no need to cover herself, she went down and opened the door.

The man said "Nice tits, now, where do you want this blind?"

phoenix Wed 05-Jun-19 18:16:11

Bugger, " Shysal* beat me to it!