Wednesday, 27 April 2011
This evening for the first time we got a good view of the male Blue Tit feeding the female whilst she was sitting on the eggs. He would fly away into a nearby willow tree and return with small whitish grubs which are probably caterpillars.
When he got near the nestbox he would make a short call and the female would make an excited reply from the nestbox. Then he'd fly into the box and pass the grub to her. This carried on for about ten minutes or so with the male returning every 2 or 3 minutes with another grub for the female.