But has she made her choice regarding accommodation?
. . . . . . and this rather nice semi detached property. The other entrance is on the opposite side. Since neither entrance on either box faces south, they might choose any entrance. But they never choose a south facing entrance because it is too hot for their young when they hatch.
"Oh, honey! I just cannot make up my mind. They are both beautiful . . . . . can we have them both? Just think of all the parties and guest we can have. I know all this waiting is ruffling up your feathers, but you will have to be patient and wait until spring. These things take time you know!"
"Oh! shut up woman and come and join me in the pool. It's a gorgeous day and the water is lovely - besides that I hate to say it but you have fleas!"
"Oh! fleas indeed . . . . you certainly know your way into a girl's heart! I'll give you a right flea in your ear if you're not careful and watch out or I'll give you a right ducking! I used to be a coast guard and I am an excellent swimmer!"
Actually they all have fleas and perhaps that is why they like to wash so often in bird baths. The photos are not very good because I had to take them through two double glazed windows which equates to four sheets of glass . . . . . plus, I had to zoom in substantially in order to get the birds into the frame. But it gives some idea of the daily activity in the garden. I am hopeful that these will be a breeding pair in the spring.
Both birds venture into the bird boxes regularly but they haven't built a nest in either box as yet. I have a suspicion that they sleep in the boxes because at dusk I have seen one bird enter the top box and not come out. Whether his lady friend was there or not I cannot tell. Because as yet they are not yet married. Blue Tits are birds with high morals you know and she might choose to sleep alone in the bird table box. Believe that and you'll believe anything. LOL
Watch this space for more news in due course.