We discovered that a family of Oak Titmouse birds has moved into one of theÂ alphabetÂ bird boxes that I made for the kids!
It’s amazing how many times (and how fast) they go in and out all day as they gather grubs for the chicks.
I set up my tripod and zoomÂ lens and camped out for an hour in the yard on Saturday and was stoked to get a few nice photos of the adults in action.
[Update] It’s been a few years since I made these alphabet letter birdhouses for the kids. Â Last year we watched with delight as a pair of birds raised and fledged a family in the P shaped birdhouse. Â This year I noticed some rat droppings in the letter M birdhouse when cleaning them out. I decided to make it harder for rats to gain entrance to the hole by adding copper sheeting. Â The idea is that rats can’t grip on the copper and if the birds can’t smell a rat, they are more likely to nest in the box… Time will tell 🙂