Monday, 2 June 2014

Blue Tits.



Throughout the weekend and into Monday our pair of Blue Tits were continuing to collect tit bits to feed their youngsters in the nest box but still no evidence of any little faces appearing at the entrance.

As in previous days the adults made forays to the other end of the garden to top up their reserves at one of the fat feeders close to the house.

However while I was watching our adults around the nest site in the Birch at the bottom of the garden returning with a very tiny grub a totally different adult appeared close to the house together with five recently fledged juveniles.

This youngster certainly doesn't seem very happy! I'll share some more images of these juveniles in a future post.

I checked the nest box around 8am this morning and later today after we returned home BUT there were no obvious sounds from the youngsters in the box and no sightings of the adults so at the moment I'm not sure if the nest has been abandoned or maybe they all departed well before I was awake today!   FAB.

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11 comments:

  1. so cute! the look like a cross between baby chicks and baby ducks with their yellow and black striping. :)

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  2. great that you have this birdlife happening in your own garden. They are beaut looking birds. Hopefully the family is still with you ........http://snaphappyonline.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. Gorgeous little things, I love the shot where he's hanging off the feeder by his claws.

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  4. Hi Frank... Love this time of year when the little fella's start popping out of there shells
    and little heads hang out of nest boxes waiting on Mom and Dad!!
    Your garden family is wonderful!!
    Grace

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  5. They depart so very quickly. I have only once seen the fledglings leaving the box....around five years ago. We had Blue Tits nesting in an old water pump on the patio this year, I have seen the parents around the garden feeding the fledglings :)

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  6. Hi Frank I think I would be sitting here all day watching all that activity going on and you captured it so well. Loved them all.

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  7. How sweet - those parents are working hard. Love the juvenile pics too :D)

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  8. I do like seeing those ruffled feathers.

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  9. Those blue tits are so darn cute! The babies are just precious. Love your shots. :)

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  10. Hopefully they all departed as normal Frank.

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  11. Awwww... How sweet they are Frank.... Michelle from Nature Notes

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