Summary of Events - 2010

The diary started this year on Thursday 3rd January.

  Box1 Box2 Box3
3 Jan   Monitoring started  
4 Jan   First visit - a bluetit  
17 Jan     Monitoring started
19 Jan     First visit - a great tit
21 Jan New box mounted and monitoring started.  First visit - a bluetit    
30 Jan   Two birds together inside box  
17 Feb Two birds together inside box    
18 Feb     First visit from a bluetit
20 Feb First nesting material First nesting material  
29 Mar Fight over possession of box    
7 Apr   Della roosting in box for first time  
9 Apr   First feed inside box  
11 Apr   First feathers brought into box  
12 Apr   Nest completed  
15 Apr     First nesting material
16 Apr   FIRST EGG!  
17 Apr   Della disappears.  Last seen 11.30am shortly after being fed by Sam  
18 Apr Donna starts roosting in the box    
23 Apr FIRST EGG!    
24 Apr Egg 2   FIRST EGG!
25 Apr Egg 3   Egg 2
26 Apr Egg 4   Egg 3
27 Apr Egg 5   Egg 4
28 Apr Egg 6   Egg 5
29 Apr Egg 7   Egg 6 and start of incubation
30 Apr Egg 8 and start of incubation Sam is still visiting the box each day. Egg 7
1 May Egg 9   Egg 8
2 May Egg 10    
12 May     First chick hatches
13 May     Second chick hatches
14 May Three chicks hatch   Two more chicks hatch
15 May     Fifth chick hatches
18 May     Chicks' eyes start opening
19 May Chicks' eyes start to open    
21 May     Rosie stopped roosting with her chicks
24 May Chicks can be heard cheeping   No sound connected to this box
25 May     First wing flapping observed
26 May Donna no longer roosting with her chicks    
27 May First wing flapping observed    
30 May     First chick flew the nest sometime between 11.05 and 11.35  while we were off the air
31 May     The remaining four chicks fledged.
4 Jun All three chicks fledged between 6.08 and 6.45am    

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