Friday, June 10, 2011

Blue Tits fledged and holiday sightings

We returned from a few days holiday to find that the Blue Tit family had fledged last Saturday 4th June. Only four chicks survived from the original clutch of eggs.
While on holiday we had good views of a Little Ringed Plover at RSPB Saltholme and Barn Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard, and Siskin at a campsite in Yorkshire.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Blue Tit nest box update

There are only five babies surviving in the box today. There are two dead babies in the nest. Unusually the parents have not removed them. It is to be hoped the five chicks will fledge soon as the conditions in the box cannot be very good. They are exercising their wings and doing a lot of preening so it will not be long before they go.