A Bird Box Camera Diary
Nest has been built, Another three eggs were hatched last night, so we're up to five. Mum leaves nest for a short while and returns at end of clip to feed one of her chicks.
8-9 chicks now, and all starting to look very hungry!
Utter chaos in my box! There are 7 birds all fighting for very little space. Two or three are not doing too well, quite small compared to the others and getting very squashed - poor things. Camera has moved very slightly - nothing I can do about that of course.
BIG Babies Now - No room really. Surely they will be leaving soon. We have no room left!
Watch this as one of the babies does a 'number 2' which is taken immediately by one of the parents. This happens a LOT, and I had to share it with you! So clever...prevents any mess in the nest
Friday evening. Three babies left. The others must have flown off during the day. See how one is trying to build up the courage to leave, but doesn't quite make it! Moments later, I watched from the garden as he flew out for the first time, to join his parents and siblings in the tree at the back of the house!
Saturday morning. The last two are left in the nest. Here they are very busy getting their wings/feathers ready for flight.
All Gone now - We are very excited about next season.
Cedar Bird Box & Colour Camera