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A l'entrée.

Mésanges janvierJanuary, first visits of the nesting box.
A la porte

It is him which comes to visit the first and which tries to convince sa belle that housing is suitable. He invites her to visit while he remains in the nesting box. If she comes to have a look, he has won. The entire nesting box is inspected. It is checked if the sight is appropriate, if the neighborhoods are sure. She spends long time at the door.

16532February, Madam is convinced for the housing. The first grass bits and of moss arrive the 9 February.


Détail mousse
ChanteAll the month of February she brings moss tufts. It is she which builds the nest. He supervises and keeps watch.

MousseLui, huppeEntrée de la mousse


Etat du nidMarch. She packs the moss. The nest starts to take shape. 


RegardeSur une patte

He remains close to the nesting box, keeps watch. He gets impatient sometimes and goes to have a glance inside, but he is still not allowed there at the same time as her. He seems to find the time quite long.

Moss and straw accumulate during the month of March. A tuft remains wedged at the entry. Sometimes she inspects her work but doesn't likes the result. Then she takes brought materials and throws them out.




GrignoteA l'extérieur41
She spends long moments nibbling the entry.



At the end of March she brings soft feathers.



A deuxAt 28 March she remains to sleep the evening in the nest.


320Sous son balconApril. She spends long calm moments in the nest. He awaits her impatiently in the morning singing his head off.


Porte matinAcc15Accouple

Un œufNourissage

6 April: the first egg.
He comes to nourish her in the nest. She will lay an egg per day. She leaves the nest in the course of the day leaving her eggs partially covered.

Nourrissage 887Chenille767

14 April, 9 eggs and it starts to brood. She seldom leaves, and broods for long periods.



A deux

17 April 12 eggs. The laying is complete. It is green caterpillar's season and he ensures the supply him. He doesn't sing any more in the morning, he is busy.



She will still brood for 10 more days. 

She is nourished almost exclusively on large juicy green caterpillars.

Grosse chenille


22-23 April, she sleeps less, is more active and starts to leave the nest more often. 

Numéro 1


28 April. Birth of the first chick and first meal. The first egg was laid the 6 April and she broods since the 14.

Hatching of the second one. The egg (image of left) just beside her beak is splitting. The small black line, is where the egg will open. The eggs split in the middle in two pieces.

Hatching number 1 and 2 WATCH VIDEO  (1080Ko, 4mn)

Hatching number 2. Watch VIDEO  (680Ko, 2mn14s)

Dad. WATCH VIDEO  (492 Ko, 1mn06)



Little by little the chick gets clear.



Immediately she will eat the empty shells. She laid 12 eggs and it is good for her to recover as much calcium from the shells as possible.    Naissance 4. Voir VIDEO  (1290Ko, 3mn27s)


12h34 now it is 3                                                     13h28 four                                 15h15 five

Le numéro 34Cinq

15h30  six


She also deals with the cleanliness of the nest and recovers the fecal bags of chicks. The small one is put in position and his/her mother recovers the object (the small white point).

Ménage. Voir VIDEO  (100Ko, 16s)
Numbers 7 and 8 will hatch at 20h.

                One day (29 April).            Two days. Voir VIDEO   (184Ko, 16s)            Three days. They are nine the 1st May.

                                                                                                                      Voir VIDEO   (1130Ko, 1mn23s)


At three days (1st May).                      Four days and of a butterfly in the menu. The chicks become darker.


Five days                                                   Six days (May 4).                                    Seven days. (May 5)
                                                        One starts to see the pins of the wings
                                                        feathers and the head becomes black.

Eight days. They grow bigger before your very eyes! The pins of the feathers are apparent. The heads are black. The black line on the back becomes more marked. They make some escapades. The eyes are not opened yet, but one foresees the form in the eyelid.


Nine days (7 May).                                         Ten days. We start to open the eyes a little and chirp all time.


Eleven days.                                             Twelve days. Eyes open.           
Thirteen. One sees the black mask of 7 
                                                                                                             chicks. In the night, the mother does not 
                                                                                                                       sleep any more in the nest.               

Fourteen days (May 12)                             Fifteen days and training of the                 Sixteen days. (May 14) 
There remain 4 chicks.                             wings.  Voir VIDEO   (504Ko, 28s)       Resembles titmouses. 

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Seventeen days.  Voir VIDEO  (1420Ko, 1mn)            Heighteen days.                              Nineteen days (17 May).

dPetitLes parents

2 minutes 44 in the life of a titmouse. Voir VIDEO  (4700Ko, 2mn44s) A little patience during the downloading.

Twenty days ago...

May 18 Twenty days. Exit of numbers 1, 2 and 3. Number 4 is too small, cannot fly and disappears the 23. First tests. 
One questions oneself.


Number 1                                                      Number 2                                                Number 3

Number 1                                                      Number 2                                                Number 3

Numéro 1Numéro 2 dehors96

Le retour d'un oisillon

June 5, return of a youngster. It files since 18 days. Blue color appears on the wings and on the tail.

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