Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex has welcomed new residents to one of its historic buildings.
The new occupants have taken up residence at Poplar Cottage, an original 16th century timber framed building rescued from destruction and rebuilt as one of the exhibits at the Museum at Singleton, near Chichester.
“The fluffy occupants (blue tits we think) set up home in one of the upright timbers of the building,” explained a museum spokesperson.
The timber framed building was saved and reconstructed at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.
A common woodland bird and a regular visitor to bird tables, the blue tit often breeds in bird boxes – but are well known for nesting in more unusual places, such as letter boxes, piping - or historic timber structures.
A sharp-eyed visitor from Swanage, Dorset, snapped the birds earlier in June.