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Old 16th May 2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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It might be a problem if you are going to be in close proximity to the nest box. In many areas the Blue Tits are just about to fledge so hopefully you won't have too long to wait.

If you see lots of activity with birds taking food into the nest box then it would be worth minimising disturbance as much as possible. If you are able to watch discretely from the house and don't see any activity over, say, twenty minutes then the nesting attempt may have failed.

The best guide will be the birds: if you find that you are being scolded by one or both parent birds, particulalrly if they are also carrying food, you need to give them some space. If they are happy to fly in and out while you are present, or there is simply no activity, I think you are safe to carry on normally.

I hope that's helpful.
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