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Hooray! Blue Tits have laid.

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  1. edzbird

    edzbird Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Been keeping an eye on the blue tit nest in the box on the shed, and up until today, we've only seen a fluffy nest. Today they have revealed 6 little eggs. Fingers crossed all goes well - I'll keep you posted.
     
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  2. Beanwood

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    Yayy! Keep us posted. Our swallows have arrived, very late this year, always feels like summer is on it's way when they arrive :)
     
  3. SwampDonkey

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    I'm waiting for the swifts excitedly they've. Got to be back soon
     
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    Awww, lovely, dear little birds. Fingers very much crossed for successful fledging :)
     
  5. Karen

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    We have three little nestlings in our robin box!!! Ridiculously excited.
     
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    No sign of anything in our bird nests this year. I guess it' still early up here.
     
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    We've got blue tit fledglings down here and the blackbirds are feeding babies
     
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  8. edzbird

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    Well there's NINE eggs this morning - this is the most we've ever had.

    9 eggs 10-5-18.jpg
     
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    How lovely !

    The flycatchers are back here, and looking to nest in the climbing hydrangea that grows up my house. I was amazed to see a baby thrush last week and fully feathered hopping round after a parent being fed his worms. I don't know how they've managed to do it given the cold spells that came after they all started nesting, but they have!
     
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    So excited the swifts are back.
     
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    Bang on time - 13 days after the last egg we have 4 (I think) hatched this morning.
    first 3 hatch.jpg

    then the parents came in to feed them..
    first feeds.jpg
     
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    Welcome to the world, ugly pink wrinkly things!
     
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    Tit update - they're not doing so well. Out of 9 eggs, I think 8 hatched. There now seem to be 5 chicks left. I did watch one poor runty one get repeatedly ejected from the nest, he's no longer visible. I don't know what happened to the other 2. Poor parents? Lack of food?

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    ...and the demise continues - there were only 4 chicks this morning. I found a dead chick just a short way away from the box.
    They're due to fledge this Sunday, sad he didn't quite make it.

    There is a photo of it on this link if you're interested. I didn't post the photo here as some might think it distasteful.
    https://www.facebook.com/edzbird/posts/10216588303005284
     
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    It's seems to have been a rubbish spring this year. Not many fledglings around here at all.
     
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    We had two Great Tit nests and both fledged the last couple of days. Hilarious watching them try and fly off!
    Also have Barn Owls in a box, but no camera, but by the screeching we hear at night, they can’t be far off either.
     
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    "my" last 4 chicks are threatening to come out today, but they are only 2 weeks and 2 days old.
     

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