Here are further shots of blue tits still working tirelessly to provide for their chicks. The chicks are probably only a couple of days from fledging. Again, all shots taken with a wireless remote shutter release so not to disturb! [John … Continue reading →
Following on from part 1, here are a number of shots of two great tit fledglings. Unfortunately, from what I observed, one of the fledglings flew straight into a garden bush from where he seemed reluctant to move, so it was not unexpected that he was found dead the following morning. The other fledgling (pictured on the ground) appeared not too keen to fly and I do not know what came of him. The remaining great tits fledged two day later and went straight to the trees.
The fledgling part will follow on from this post, so for the time being let’s concentrate on the fledging. Here are a few shots of great tit chicks in a bird box in my garden minutes before it’s time to leave and explore the big bad world. The process of the adults tempting the chicks out to the initial fight for survival is surprisingly dramatic.