Saturday, 31 January 2015

Facts About Great Tits

Great Tit Parus major
  • Great tits eat Spiders and Insects which are captured by foliage gleaning.
  • During the breeding season they like to feed protein-rich caterpillars to there young.
  • Great tits help to reduce caterpillars damage to apple orchards  by 50% .
  • In autumn and winter they add seeds and berries to there diet.
  • In England some of the Great tits know how to open foil caps of milk bottles.
  • In 2009 Great Tits were recorded to kill Bats!!!
  • These are the first song birds to be seen to kill Bats!!
  • Also these strange birds have been know to use a pin needle to get out grubs from a hole in a tree!!!!!! OMG

Here are some great tits  feeding from a bird feeders we made

                                         video

We are going to put 10 bird boxes up and hopefully the great tits will nest in them.
Here is a picture of one of the bird feeders we going to get!

 
Our friend is making us some bird feeders

Monday, 26 January 2015

My new video - (My Bird Feeder)



So basically what i have done is played around with an video program  called Wondershare were you can cut the videos, add music and lots of other stuff, its a great program to use for beginners, and i really like it .
So any way here is a video i made with that program hope you like it
and don't forget to like,comment and subscribe thank you!!! :):)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Meeting a Vole

Common Vole
Me and my dad were going to our land to put up some bird feeders we made. I put them up on a tree and went to lay on the ground and enjoy the sun then I heard a noise behind me and turned around to see what it was. When I turned around I saw the ground being lifted up by something, so I watched quietly and exited to see what it was. Then I spotted a little voles head pop up from the ground. It looked at me and went straight back to its hole i explored the area were it came out from and I saw three holes, I was wondering what hole it went in so i waited for it to show its self again and shore enough it did it came out of the 1st hole but this time it wasn't scared of me, but it just stared at my face. After a while of staring it heard my dad and ran down the hole again I got some footage of it but you can just about see the vole.


INFO ABOUT COMMON VOLES 

Predators: Buzzards,Tawny owls,Long eared owls,Barn owls,Adders and foxes

The underground nests are dug 30 to 40 cm deep in the ground, and is used for them to keep the food in, and for offspring raising, they also use it to sleep in.

The nests can be shared with up to 5 females with the young!!

They manly eat grass and herbs, and in the winter they can even eat bark!




Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Real Christmas Robin




I went to England to spend Christmas with my family. My grandma and granddad  had a big surprise for me. They put some crumbs on my hand and told me to go outside the  house. I went outside the house thinking to myself I have crumbs on my hand what kind of surprise could it be and all of a sudden a wild robin flew to my hand and started to eat the crumbs. It was EPIC!!!. The robins name is Shorty because my Grandma makes short bread and we feed Shorty with short bread crumbs ;).


INFO ABOUT ROBINS - European Robin - Erithacus rubecula

Robins are the only birds that you will hear singing on Christmas day!

Male Robins are very aggressive birds, they will attack other males robins 
they say that 10% of  male robins die because of the fighting!

The robins has an average life span of 1 year! all though one robin has been recorded to live up to 12 years!!!!

An adult robin is 12-14 cm long and weighs 16-22 g