Waiting for great tit nestlings to leave nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 16.07.2017 - 10:48
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In the great tit nest with webcam the first chicks were hatched on June 25th and on July 12th [date of the Estonian text], they were 17 days old. Usually great tit nestlings leave the nest in their third week of life, in periods with abundant food already at 15 days

Rasvatihase 18-päevased pojad on juba lennuvõimelised ja võivad iga hetk pesast lahkuda, Vana-Kuuste 02.06.2016

The 18 days old great tit nestlings are already capable of flying and may leave the nest at any moment. Vana-Kuuste 02.06.2016 / Photo: Margus Ots

 

In previous years the great tit chicks left the webcam nests at 18-19 days old. Count and watch!
Video: Great tit nestlings leave the nest
Video: Great tit chicks from second clutch leave the nest

Thus the chicks may leave the nest already tomorrow or the day after tomorrow [text written 12.07.2017]. Then we will also know if all eight nestlings leave or if the two chicks that hatched last and are much smaller will be left behind the others.

Mostly, young birds leave the nest in early morning immediately after sunrise. Bird svience news page  Linnuvaatleja explains why precisely this is a good time ( Leave the nest in early morning! )

Rasvatihase pesakaamera

 

The direct stream view from the great tit webcam nest is organised by the  Estonian Ornithological Society in cooperation with  Looduskalender, transmission is provided by  EENet and Tele2, the forum is organised by Looduskalender.

News from the nest in the nest tree trunk are forwarded by bird news page  Linnuvaatleja

 

Margus Ots
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