Clouds. 18-21 °C. Beautiful sunny spells from time to time.
small gang is very active and continues to train their wings. The speed
movement of the wings is impressive.
are not yet tried to hang at the entrance and do not yet jump to the
A good bath
under the Sun this. It is now trough - bathtub.
how are they in a close
look? (IR field of view is larger).
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A first attempt to jump towards the entrance; just the time to see briefly a small beak and head. And the first invitations from the mother at the door of the nest box.
18h: this time the true rain.
Another test at the door. Then another. Oh come on! It's raining, is
grey, is not hot, going to be night, you're not going to get out, say?
A little is more advanced and spends his time just below the nest hole. We feel him ready to continue its exploration. Better try tomorrow, chick.
Cloudy, sun spells, 15 °C.
That's me, the same as yesterday evening. The first to look outside the nest box.
I am not very nice on the photo, but I caught everybody unaware.
Since 5:45 our mother nourishes us.
There are those who still sleep but not me, always impatient, I wander below the entry hole.
They are all still in the centre, I am at the edge of the nest, the wing in the foreground on the right. Mom is at the top, right.
9:15 first feedings the door.
10h mom is not there, he uses the occasion for long observations alone. Very regularly a little (the same? I think yes) exits and looks curiously everything that surrounds it, turning his head right, left.
GO! Here we go!
The wings now.
I am very beautiful, brand new, and proud!
That's mom who enters the nest box, next to me.
is how you do?
Well then me too! Go! Not bad either this beautiful entrance to the nest, which is rarely seen for the little!And that's it; we are again seven in the nest.
usual, long watching all day!
go, I do not ... I think he will ... bustle ... well no, not yet this
The same thing every half hour. They played with our nerves. Ours and those of their mother, who tried hard to call them. Coming to the nest box without food and perching a little further. But no, she is eventually gives up and returns with supplies.
when we see the chicks and stuck their head and look through the door,
the same day.
Not this year. It is 6 pm and I hope they will not leave this evening.
This is the 1st time that a little returns in the nest box! What is the influence of the absence of the father in the leaving of the little ones?
Not much time left tonight (continuous watching of nest box for two days!), I wanted to present a summary, the latest news, the remainder of their stories, photos and events of the day, later.
In the morning the mother arrives, but she is accompanied, another blue tit follows her.
The other (him or her? I think rather him) would like to see what happens in this box. He stands tiptoe to get a better view.
This is perhaps a bad idea. The mother is in the nest box and clearly she doesn't want to make conversation today, nor have a large curious prying nearby (well, one more curious; but hush!). And she lets it be known. She leaves the nest box and walks the intruder outside its territory.
Clearly, what happens in the nest box intrigue everyone.
a young great tit passes by. She too grows to have a better view.
she will watch closely who may well be in boxes or she wants to
encourage youngsters to come and see the world closer, she, who leaved
just a few days ago?
So many indiscreet snoopers today.