Clearing out bird boxes
I was all set to give my bird boxes a good clean out at some point in the next few weeks, but today I have just seen a blue tit bobbing in and out of one of them. I thought winter would be a good time to do it as they wouldn't be any birds nesting. Is this little chap just being nosy or getting some winter shelter?
When is it safe to clear out all last year's nesting material or have I left it too late and should have done it as soon as they fledged in the summer?