Great Tit Nestbox on Saaremaa 2020

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Re: Great Tit Nestbox on Saaremaa 2020

Post by Shanta » May 27th, 2020, 11:15 pm

SadLily wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Hi Shanta :hi:
They are growing up so quickly.
Before I saw one of them preening already 8-)
:hi: SadLily
Yes, they are growing too quick :faint:
Saw also one of them preening the outcoming feathers
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Mom feeds 4-5 chicks with something ... crumbs :puzzled:
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Post by Shanta » May 27th, 2020, 11:41 pm

For me it is also interesting to see how the parents react with a poop and why :puzzled:

Okay, I know it is eaten in the first days ... but sometimes when both parents are there they argue about it, it is "shared" and nobody eats it but everyone carries his part out of the box :puzzled:
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Post by Shanta » May 27th, 2020, 11:47 pm

So, now everyone have have a pice and off they goes
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I've some recordings about it but to upload :blush:

First chick is out of the nestbowl
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Post by Shanta » May 28th, 2020, 12:13 am

It is also fed
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... and poops, but no parent is there :mrgreen:
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Post by Shanta » May 28th, 2020, 12:20 am

Finally chick is back in the nestbowl
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No more room for mom :laugh:
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A lot of insects in the box and Mom finds no rest
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Post by Carla » May 28th, 2020, 8:08 pm

can you see all 8 baby??

mostly I see 6...

I can see 1 egg....

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Post by Shanta » May 29th, 2020, 7:05 am

May 29

Carla, yesterday at 18:04 ... 2 younger ones looked weak

2 pics from yesterday
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Post by Shanta » May 29th, 2020, 7:12 am

0:06 Mom is in the box
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1:46 Chicks are alone ... so far I've it's the first time in night time
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4:11 Mom again in the box
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Post by Shanta » May 29th, 2020, 7:57 am

Dad delievers food while the female is working down in the nestbowl ... it seems there is a dead chick
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:cry: she brings out a dead chick
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I don't want say more about it and also don't post clearer pics or a video.

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Post by asteria » May 29th, 2020, 8:31 am

In the blue tit nestbox only one chick managed to survive and fledge, four other ones died for some unknown reason. :cry:

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Post by Carla » May 29th, 2020, 9:13 am

thank you Shanta, so sad...

they use insecticides to provide a kind of moth in the buxus, in the gardens here.
we took off the buxes, that is better.......

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Post by Shanta » May 30th, 2020, 9:05 am

May 30

Good morning!

Feeding time for seven chicks
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The first chicks try to open their eyes
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Parents are waiting for a maybe present :mrgreen:
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Post by Shanta » May 30th, 2020, 9:25 am

The wings
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Mom looks at the little tail
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That's mine, no mine
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Post by Shanta » May 30th, 2020, 9:43 am

To the left one of the younger chicks
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So tiny wings
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Head to head with sib
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Post by IceAge » May 31st, 2020, 11:06 am

May 31.

Good morning,

seven chicks and the oldest has open eyes.

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Post by Shanta » May 31st, 2020, 11:07 am

Good morning!

Sometimes it takes a bit time to see all 7 chicks. Mostly at first only 5 or 6 ... there is at least one sleepyhead among the chicks :mrgreen:
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Little brushes
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Finally all 7 on board
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Post by Shanta » May 31st, 2020, 11:13 am

Ups ... where are my sibs :laugh:
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it is also sprouting on the legs
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Wing, tail and legs :whistling:
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Post by Shanta » May 31st, 2020, 11:19 am

IceAge :hi:


Good to see on the wings - left chick is one day older
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Post by IceAge » May 31st, 2020, 11:32 am

Mom and Dad are very busy.

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Post by IceAge » May 31st, 2020, 9:04 pm

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