Two years ago, we had Blue Tits (like this year) but none survived, as it appeared that both the male and female deserted them. Yesterday, I started to worry. I could only see four birds. Today I could only see two. The babies could be hiding under the edge of the nest as they are a lot bigger than they used to be and because the female made the nest a lot bigger. Based on experience from the previous year, we could expect them to have their first flight in a couple of weeks.
On the picture one our Blue Tits is building her nest. She brought nest material to build a cosy nest. On picture two are all of her 9 eggs. On picture three our Blue Tit is feeding some of the hatched chicks. When the chicks hatch, the male bird gets involved in feeding them as well. It is lovely to watch our busy birds.
By Emily (3B)
It is a great year to watch these birds. Last year, we had Great Tits, this year we have Blue Tits. We were a little late to start watching them, starting at the 29th of March. By then, the two birds had ‘moved in’, yet they still kept pecking at the entrance (assumingly to make it wider). The nest was finished on the 20th of April, just in time for the female to start laying eggs. The very next day, she laid her first. She continued to lay one a day until the 29th of April, when she had nine.… Read more »
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