We have blue tits back in 2017!

May 8th, 2017 -- Posted in News | No Comments »

After our change of bird box we haven’t for the past few years had birds nest in it.

We’ve crossed our fingers each year but this year I decided to fit a blue tit plate from eBay. The plate toughens the entrance and is the right size to only allow blue tits in.

I’m really pleased to say that this seems to have paid off and this year we have a nest and 4 chicks in it! We’re just working on bringing the live stream back online and we can then share the video with you all once again.

Please feel free to comment about your boxes and what you have this year.

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.

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!