Our Blue Tits

What a journey!

It started with putting up the nest mid March and seeing Blue Tits bringing nesting material by end of March. They must have laid the eggs and started breeding in April because by the beginning of May they started feeding. Like it has to be, the chicks grew and grew. The big day came on May 2o: they left the nest.

And what is left for us? The excitement to open the nest and see what’s inside: moss, leaves and hair – lots of it!

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And another excitement while having my Sunday morning coffee on the balcony: At least two of the probably three chicks are hanging around with their parents in the trees nearby, being fed and starting to find their own food 🙂

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~ by Natalie on May 24, 2011.

15 Responses to “Our Blue Tits”

  1. Hi there -Nice set of pictures and story. I miss having these little birds in my garden – given what else was introduced to Australia I am surprised that they were not brought here as well.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Australia.

  2. How interesting to see whats inside the nest. Beautiful blue tits.

  3. glad they all made it 🙂

  4. They arer cute little birds. Great photos.

  5. Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. What adorable little birds! How anxious you must have been as you watched the entire cycle played out!

  7. Isn’t it great to be able to watch the chicks begging for food and the parents feeding them? I don’t know about Blue Tits but some birds have more than one brood. I always clean out my nest boxes as soon as the young fledge to make room for another possible nesting and maybe by another species.

  8. Isn’t it wonderful to watch them grow? Then, all too soon, they leave the nest. Great post and photos!

  9. Ah, You’ve come full circle! I guess that front board warping on the nest box didn’t effect the outcome. I was worried! Man, those are cushy digs. Thanks for sharing your interesting and photogenic experience!

  10. A fantastic series of posts…
    It was lovely to follow your beautiful little birds..

  11. What a great news,and a happy one too!

  12. You have followed the amazing journey of these little guys. Thanks for taking us along on the journey and sharing their story with us!

  13. Great post. Even birds eventually fly the coop.

  14. The blue tits and their babies are adorable! Great posts about them!

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