Blue Tits Proximity ?

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Blue Tits Proximity ?

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A long apparently unused nest box quite high up on a tree a few yards from my back door, has this year for the first time been utilised by Bluetits. First noticed a couple of weeks ago, have seen 2 taking turns in there. They've been pretty busy but my concern is that as it is so close to my main entrance, whether our comings and goings might frighten them off. One of them was very very circumspect about going in this morning after I'd been in the garden. I could potentially utilise another door, though that'd be pretty inconvenient. I suppose my question is, how comfortable are they generally with people around from time to time. I'd hate to think that they might abandon eggs, or chicks because of our activities...any advice welcome. !
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  • Hi GJB

    Don't worry it will be ok, if they are using the box already they will know you are knocking about by now.

    I've just been outside to top up the birdbaths and I can hear youngsters in a box no more than 3 yards from the house and right at the side of my path.

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  • Hi GJB

    Don't worry it will be ok, if they are using the box already they will know you are knocking about by now.

    I've just been outside to top up the birdbaths and I can hear youngsters in a box no more than 3 yards from the house and right at the side of my path.

  • Alan...thanks a lot. That does make me feel a bit more relaxed. :)