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Posted by on in Nesting Box

Not really much to report to be quite honest. There are still only four babies in the nesting box +5 eggs that haven't touched yet. I'm very doubtful as to whether the eggs will hatch now. If the eggs do hatch then the babies will be three days behind the rest and I think they will find it extremely difficult to compete for food.

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Posted by on in Nesting Box

Four baby blue tits have now hatched out of the nine eggs that are in the box, five eggs are still intact.

Even though the female is still incubating the five unhatched eggs her and the male are spending quite a lot of time during the day collecting food for the young babies. They appear to be feeding them on small caterpillars. The young are still very frail and not able to sit up properly just yet.

I don't know when the remaining eggs will hatch, or even if they will hatched. However, when they do hatch the young will have quite a lot of catching up to do and hopefully will be able to compete for food with their slightly older siblings.

I was surprised to see the female removing small white sacks of faeces from the babies backside and then promptly eating them, disgusting individuals :-)

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It was only about three months ago when I put up my new nesting box which is providing me with a live picture via a small camera located inside the box. It wasn't very long after the box went up that the blue Tits started building a nest. They laid eggs about two weeks ago and the female has been sitting on them almost ever since. She pops out for a few minutes several times a day but seems to be a very good mother.

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