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1. Saturday 13th – 7pm
2.Last night in nest – 10.50pm
3.Sunday 14th – 8.55am
– Thomas and Emily
That’s amazing !!!! I think your school is the first for the blue tits to fly away 🙂
This is the biggest week in our birds’ lives. Last night, there were only 3 chicks in the nest and now there are none. We can presume that they have fletched. It has been lovely to see the cycle. Hopefully we can see these chicks as mums and dads, next year. A bittersweet ending! -Thomas Phillips The Great Tits were so successful because they raised 5 out of 6 chicks. Now they have all left the nest. So many people have enjoyed watching them, we wish them good luck and we will miss them. -Emily Phillips
Our chicks aren’t that little anymore because they and their feathers have grown. So much, that now they even have a pattern on their bodies. Also, a few days ago, they opened their eyes for the first time. One of the chicks is considerably larger than the others and jumps on top to be the first one to eat when the parents come. -Thomas
The chicks have brand new feathers. The parents seem to have lost one of their chicks. The chicks have been opening their eyes for a few days now. -Emily
Our little chicks have all hatched now. Once you compare photographs from 1-2 days old and 5-6 days old (below) you will see that they have darkened in color because they are getting their feathers. Also, as they’re getting older, the chicks are much bigger. Much like an adult Great Tit, the pattern on their wings is starting to show. Both the parents are working hard to feed the numerous mouths. An average brood (6-15 chicks) normally consumes an average of 10,000 caterpillars in the three weeks from the time they’re born, to the time they can fly.
I think I just saw a baby bird under neath the mother 🙂