Battle of the sexes

by on May.02, 2012, under Birdwatching

In our April newsletter, we ran a competition for our subscribers to send us a story about noticing an aspect of wildlife behaviour.  The following story, sent in by Sue Coggin, made both of smile so much that it had to be the winner 🙂

‘I have been watching with great amusement over the last two weeks the behaviour of a pair of Blue Tits in my garden.

We have two bird boxes placed in different locations and this pair who have been coming to feed began investigating one of them much to my delight.
After a while the female noticed the second box and turned her attention to it. After checking it out thoroughly she returned to the male at box number one and seemed to fuss around him to gain his attention.
He eventually followed her to the second box and duly checked it out also. Eventually he decided he preferred the first box and returned to it leaving Mrs Blue Tit on her own at number two.
This behaviour has been repeated every morning since and they just can’t seem to agree , it seems it’s not only us humans that struggle to concur!’

1 Comment for this entry

  • Sean

    It can be so satisfying to sit and observe the birds in a garden. It’s even better when the same one’s return each year to lay their eggs.

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