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A sound engineer who decided to put a live stream camera in a bird crate said he found it “bizarre” that it had more than 41 million views online.

John Chadwick of Loughborough, Leicestershire bought the bird box during the lockdown and set up the camera in March before a family of blue tits moved in.

Millions of people have responded to recordings of the birds that Mr. Chadwick posted on YouTube.

“It’s taken off a bit, which is just bizarre,” said Chadwick.

“Some people who have never seen anything like this have created a real fascination.”

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