Back in November I built a bird box for @LisaP apologies, I thought it was such a simple project it didn’t warrant a post in projects
In December I fitted it to our wall in France
Thinking nothing was ever going to nest there, after two months wait we had our first visitor right at the end of March.
Two days later she started decorating
2nd April she brought her mate to have a look
Over the next few weeks she built the home entirely on her own.
April 12th, almost 2weeks to the day from when she first viewed the property, she slept there for the first night!
9days after moving in you can see the tip of the first egg in the hollow of the nest, just under her tail.
Now apparently she will lay up to 16 eggs (one a day) over the next two weeks before starting to hatch them.
Losing 10% of her body weight each time. The male has been feeding her insects in the nest but very infrequently. His work starts once they are hatched.
To be updated