Summary of Events - 2006

The diary started this year on Thursday 3rd January.

Date Box1 Box2
11 Jan Monitoring started Monitoring started.  First visit observed
12 Jan First visit observed.  
31 Jan   First nesting wriggle
8 Mar No clearly identifiable occupant yet noted.  Both great tit and bluetit interested Moss brought into box for first time
13 Mar   Fight inside box
23 Mar   Nest building restarted
4 Apr Great tit very interested in box  
5 Apr Great inside box for first time  
6 Apr Male GT feeds female in box for first time.  First moss brought in.  
8 Apr Bluetit appears to realise it has lost box  
12 Apr Floor fully covered.  
13 Apr Claire first roosts overnight Floor more or less covered with moss.  Ben feeds Kate in the box.
18 Apr Nest completed Kate brings in feathers
20 Apr FIRST EGG for Claire. Nest completed
21 Apr Egg 2 FIRST EGG for Kate.
22 Apr Egg 3 Egg 2
23 Apr Egg 4 Egg 3
24 Apr Egg 5.   Incubation started Egg 4
25 Apr   Egg 5
26 Apr   Egg 6
27 Apr   Egg 7
28 Apr   Egg 8
29 Apr   Egg 9.   Incubation started.
30 Apr   Egg 10
6 May First egg hatches  
7 May 3 more eggs hatch - 1 chick appears to die before leaving the shell. 
Claire removes shell & dead chick from nest
 
8 May A second chick dies and is removed from the nest.  
11 May   Kate's eggs hatch
16 May First sighting of chick with eyes open  
18 May A third chick dies.  Claire tries unsuccessfully to remove it.  I remove it for her.  
25 May Both remaining chicks fly from the box  
29 May   Vigorous wing flapping
31 May   A chick looks out of the box
1 Jun   All the chicks fledge early in the morning before 6am
     
     

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