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Day 2 Blue Tits now feeding their young

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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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I live on the south-west coast of England in a small town called Brixham.  I been confined to a wheelchair 1986 after breaking my neck in a swimming pool accident.  Computers are my saviour and I spend most days doing one thing or another on my PC.  Other interests I have include angling and amateur radio.  I also run a website and forum dedicated to looking after and caring for the Oscar fish cichlid

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