Summary of Events - 2011

The diary started this year on Thursday 3rd January.

  Box1 Box2 Box3
1 Nov   Monitoring started  
6 Nov Monitoring started    
11 Dec First visitor - a bluetit    
12 Dec     Monitoring started
22 Dec     First visitor and first rooster - a bluetit
23 Dec     Roosting continues - Harry
25 Dec     Fight inside box.  Harry vs Will.  Harry wins
28 Dec     Fight on the entrance hole - Harry wins
30 Dec     Another fight on the entrance hole - Harry wins
10 Jan Two birds inside box    
3 Feb   First nesting wriggle Yet another fight on the entrance hole - Harry wins
7 Feb     Zoe starts cleaning out the box.
Another fight inside the box.  This time Will wins.  Was that due to Zoe?
8 Feb     Zoe continues the clean-up
9 Feb     Zoe finishes cleaning the box - Harry continues to roost there!
11 Feb   More nesting wriggles  
24 Feb First nesting material brought in.   Each night Harry continues to roost in the box and the following morning Zoe cleans up after him.
26 Feb   Fight inside box involving three birds.  
6 Mar     Last night Harry roosts here
7 Mar     No rooster.
10 Mar   First nesting material brought into box.  
13 Mar Fight inside box involving three birds.    
14 Mar   Fight inside box.  
21 Mar     First nesting material brought into nest box.
29 Mar   First feathers used to line nest cup.  Nest completed.
Joy roosted in the nest box for the first time.
 
6 Apr     Zoe starts to roost in the nest box.
8 Apr     First feathers used to line nest cup.
9 Apr Amy roosts in box for the first time.    
10 Apr Nest completed.   Nest completed.
12 Apr FIRST EGG! FIRST EGG!  
13 Apr   Egg 2  
14 Apr Eggs hidden but two females laying. Egg 3 FIRST EGG!
15 Apr   Egg 4 Egg 2
16 Apr   Egg 5 Egg 3
17 Apr An egg is laid out of the nest cup. Egg 6 Egg 4
18 Apr The "out of nest-cup" egg is still visible. Egg 7 Egg 5
19 Apr There are now 11 (+1) eggs in Box1 Egg 8  Incubation started Egg 6
20 Apr Egg 12 (+1)  Dispute about which female is to incubate Egg 9 Egg 7
21 Apr Egg 13  Eggs incubated from about 10.50am Egg 10 Egg 8  Some time spent sitting on the eggs
22 Apr Egg 14  Eggs incubated in the afternoon   Egg 9  Full incubation started
23 Apr Full incubation   Egg 10
1 May   Three eggs hatch  
2 May   Another 4 eggs hatch  
3 May   The remaining 3 eggs hatch  
4 May Two eggs hatch There appear to be ten chicks Three eggs hatch
5 May Another 2 eggs hatch   Another 4 eggs hatch
6 May About 3 more eggs hatch   The remaining eggs hatch
7 May There appears to be around 7 chicks   There appear to be nine chicks
11 May Definitely seven chicks The chicks eyes start to open  
12 May The chicks eyes start to open   The chicks eyes start to open
14 May   First wing flapping observed  
18 May Amy still roosts with the chicks   Zoe did not roost in her box
21 May   All 10 chicks fledge  
23 May One chick fledged    
24 May Two more chicks fledge   All 9 chicks fledge
25 May One more chick fledges    
26 May The remaining 3 chicks fledge    

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