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Old 27th March 2011, 07:35 PM   #1
emma bessant
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Default Great Tit V Blue Tit???

Hello, Just wondering if anyone can give me any answers??
I have a bird box with a Camera in, which i look at serveral times a day.
There is a new nest been built which is exciting news BUT.......throughout the day sometimes there is a Great Tit in there and other times there is a Blue Tit...is this normal and who will win?? If one lays eggs will the other remove them???
Any info will be great thank you
Emma xxx
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Old 28th March 2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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Hi Emma,
I found this.......
Blue Tit
It will nest in any suitable hole in a tree, wall, or stump, or an artificial nest box, often competing with House Sparrows or Great Tits for the site. Few birds more readily accept the shelter of a nesting box; the same hole is returned to year after year, and when one pair dies another takes possession. It is estimated by the RSPB that there are 3,535,000 breeding pairs in the UK.[3]

I have witnessed property battles between these species and you would normally get just one winner, not always the Great Tit.
I would doubt very much that both species would nest together..........but you never know.
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Old 28th March 2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thank you Penna, I will keep you informed and hopefully add pics of the winners lol xxxx
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