Blue Tits Nesting in Victor Gate Guardian

While walking across the Station Headquarters car park towards Force Development Squadron, I observed a blue tit flying towards me with a mouth full of grubs.

Watching it fly, I noticed that it landed on the back of the Victor and then disappeared.  Blue tits are well known for their strange nesting sites, the most famous one probably being the blue tit family nesting in the arm of an active railway level crossing, which rotated the entire nest through 90 degrees every time a train came by, so the fact that a breeding pair of blue tits had found a very safe site in an old Victor was no surprise.  By the time you read this, the chicks will have fledged; however, with such a safe site, the parents will probably try and lay another clutch before the summer is over.

Written By Sqn Ldr Mike Gay OC QCIT


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