Blue tits

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    I love this forum- nowhere else on the internet would I actually consider clicking
    Cuuuute babies!
     
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    Aww....bless their little cotton socks!
    Are there 4 of them so far - difficult to see.
     
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    I thought five or six maybe?
     
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    It's a bit of a shame that the camera is ever so slightly out of focus - I remembered today that I changed it when it was initially used on a hanging feeder but never changed it back. :(
     
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    We have babies!!!!!

    Time to think up some names!!!!
     
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    How lovely - what a brilliant present :)
     
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    Still not sure how many chicks there are.

    There were nine eggs, I think I see one still there. But think I count 6 babies?

    [video]https://youtu.be/iNydIMGjigE[/video]
     
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    I think I count 7 now. Hard to tell.

    This vid is quite sweet with sound. Mr Taycie makes an appearance too.

    https://youtu.be/fHa81c4l_fY
     
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    My sister has what we think are coal tits nesting in her apple tree (inside the tree - it has a hollow section in a branch). Yesterday was a bit fraught with the babies trying to fledge. It didn't go particularly well and we spent the day trying to prevent two Labradors and a Spaniel chowing down on baby coal tit as they scattered themselves across the flower beds.
     
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    Oh no, did they survive?

    I've noticed one of the neighbours cats spending a lot of time under the box. I've shoo'd him off a few times but that was before they'd even hatched. He must know they're there. I was thinking of rigging up some kind of net underneath nearer to launch date.
     
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    Oh no, go away kitty and leave our babies alone!
     
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    where are we with blue tit names? and cat traps....
     
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    Monty is on cat duty.
     
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    Monty might be thinking of "tit bits" for himself and staking a claim under guise of cat patrol
     
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    Oh Monty, I hope not :eek: ;)
     
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    Monty! You wouldn't. You just concentrate on that cat.....
     
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    I so understand the angst... We have blue tits nesting down the garden - the DRAMA!!! Will the eggs hatch, will the hatchlings develop, will the woodpeckers break into the nesting box? Once they have fledged, will the jays or magpies get them? Worse, will POPPY get them?? I can hear the babies cheeping in the nest box - sadly no chick cam available - And the worry is causing me sleepless nights!
     
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