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Simon Taylor
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More little ones
Blue Tit Great Tit Nuthatch x 6 Nuthatch x 8
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Hello little chappy's and it's 100 up
Say hello to the newest arrivals in the woods - This is a brood of 5 Great Tit chicks with 1 egg which may or may not hatch  and below we have - a brood of slightly older Blue Tit chicks, 7 of in total with an egg underneath of them Today the clutch of Blue...
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Great Tit's are great
newly hatched this morning - and this clutch is a personal best. The largest Great Tit clutch I have had before was one of 8 eggs last year until a clutch of 10 were laid this year. narrowly beating this clutch of nine found a couple of hours later -
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Variation in egg markings in Blue Tit
Nothing scientific, just three images of Blue Tit eggs from the same area Heavily marked - lightly marked - and a clutch that has an almost all white egg -
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Song Thrush young
Quick post tonight. As well as extracting more data from the nest boxes today I had a Wren nest and three Song Thrush nests to check. The Wren was fully clutched on 4 eggs, the first egg date being 23rd April, two of the Song Thrush nests had fledged their ...
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Coal Tit woe and more oddity's
For three years my local woodland has been my main nesting patch and for three years I have tried to find Coat Tit's nests without success. Today, after dinner, I parked up the car next to the woods just as a Coal Tit flew into the wall adjacent to some bra...
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Another box oddity
The box above contained 1 egg on the 14th April, today it contained 3 eggs, still cold on bare wood. I never had the opportunity to identify the species therefore the record cannot be submitted. Assuming the last egg was laid on the 16th they are probably n...
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Egg dumping?
After losing most of yesterday to rain, I was delighted this morning to wake up to dry weather. It had rained overnight but at 8am it was dry. What I hadn't banked on was the temperature - to say it was cold was an understatement. It really did feel like Ja...
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Box hatchlings
The morning was spent mentoring James on his patch in his first year of recording with Daniel who was my mentor when I started. The morning started off warm, soon clouded over, the wind got up and the temperature dropped. There's a big difference in activit...
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Views from the wood
 Nuthatch 8 eggs  Blue Tit 8 eggs  2 Blackbird FS and the Bluebells are out!  
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