They've put a deposit on it, literally,
Signed the contracts, and now they're ready to move in.
After weeks of checking out the nestbox, the blue tits decided to start moving the furniture in today. Only small items at first. You know, like the TV and the radio, wonder if they can get Freeview in there.
Seriously though, isn't it amazing how they can predict the weather ? How do they know that in a few weeks time, the weather will be warm enough to sustain them with a constant supply of aphids ? But somehow, they do know.
It really makes you wonder about our place in the scheme of things, doesn't it ? After all, we humans can build multi-million pound computers to predict the weather, and still get it wrong. And yet a little bird, like a swallow for instance, can accurately predict when it is time to leave Africa and set off back to the UK, to arrive just as the warmer weather begins. Maybe we are much further down the pecking order than we realise.
By the way, the five cuckoos that were tagged by the BTO have left the Congo and are now on their way back to the UK. All in all, looks like some fine weather is on the way.