Archive for May, 2009

Fledging

May 30th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Well after a very upsetting 2008 when all of the chicks died I am pleased to report that in 2009 all of the chicks have fledged.

We spent this afternoon watching as each chick fledged and left the nest. Each of the chicks would come to the mouth of the bird box and where calling their parents. The lack of response back seemed to be the push that the chicks needed to fledge the nest. The first few chicks took about an hour each but as the numbers dropped then they became quicker and quicker.

I managed to setup my video camera just in time to capture the last chick leaving the nest. So long blue tits, we hope you live long and prosper.

www.bird-cam.co.uk – 2009

My how they are growing.

May 29th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Look at the size that the chicks are up to now, they are almost ready to leave.

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There are appear to be six currently in the nest as we think one has already fledged and left the nest.

Not much room in here!

May 25th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

All 7 chicks look like they are developing well, eyes are open and feathers are forming too!

There seems to be quite a range of sizes and I am hopeful that they will start to fledge very shortly!

It’s bed time!

May 22nd, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

As any mother would tell you putting the kids to bed can be a real challenge. Once you’ve put them down to sleep they get up and creep around, chicks are no different it would seem.

Live Feed Active Again!

May 22nd, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

After more than 6 hours of work it appears that the bird-cam server lives again!

Bird-Cam server Down

May 22nd, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Unfortunately the disk drive ont he bird cam server filled up over night which has taken the operating system and therefore the live bird cam feeds are offline.

I will look at bringing it back up online tonight!

Update

May 20th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Chicks are all doing very well.

On this first clip you can see all 7 beaks screaming out for food!

This second clip shows how well the birds are developing.

Feed Me Seymour!

May 16th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

Well all 7 eggs hatched and this video from earlier this evening shows them feeding from their mother.

Fingers crossed that they all fledge this year.

And 1 more makes 5!

May 11th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

After the 5th chicks is born the video below shows the mother disposing of the now empty shell. She is very good with her feet and peak to polish off the shell!

To satisfy the hungry hordes both parents team up to do the round the clock feeding

First chicks emerge!

May 11th, 2009 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

After months of waiting I can confirm that this morning of the 7 eggs we currently have 4 chicks! Still hopeful that the remaining 3 will hatch shortly!

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