Blue Tit Eggs Hatched 18th May

On the 18th of May the eggs started to hatch. It looks like we have at least 7 healthy chicks and at least one egg unhatched, so potentially 2 others didn’t survive.
Both parents are very busy from dawn ’till dusk feeding 7 increasingly hungry mouths. Some of the bugs being brought back have been alsmost as big as the chicks and have taken some getting down.

Here is a clip of some feeding, ending with the male bringing some food back and wanting to give to the chicks. However, the female has other ideas… guess who wins?

You can watch the live feed on the Nest Cam page, linked from the top of this page. Watch the how the chicks cock their backsides in the air when they want mum to clean up!

Mark

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