Blue Tit update

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Our Blue Tits hatched their eggs on 14th May as we were on the reserve listening to the Dawn Chorus.  We have watched the chicks being fed and growing apace. The chicks have been ringed.  For the last few days the chicks have been jumping up to the hole and sometimes the parents have fed that chick instead of entering the nest box.

Blue Tit at nest box hole

During today the number of chicks has decreased as the chicks have left the nest box.  The youngster below sat quietly gaining its strength before flying off.

Young fledged chick

The parents continue to feed the young once they have left the nest. 

Adult Blue Tit with caterpillar


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