June 25, 2017

Blue Tit fledgeling (Cyanistes caeruleus)

As I mentioned in my video post at the beginning of May about the Robins, we’ve had plenty of nests in the garden this year. It’s been a few weeks now so here’s an update of their progress:

  • The Starlings successfully fledged from the nest above our bedroom window about four days ago
  • The Moorhens chicks who’d only just fledged at the beginning of the month are roving about more, though there would appear to be only three of five remaining
  • The Blackbirds have incubated four chicks in the lean-to shed, they’re getting quite big now (more from them another day)
  • The House Sparrows who nest under the tiles above Joe’s window are now bringing their fledgelings to feed in the garden
  • Next door’s Swallows still seem to be building their nest and rather excitingly a pair have been casually renovating on of the old nests in our coal shed so fingers crossed they decide to stay

This little Blue Tit (below) is from a nest in the box in our larger Yew tree, they fledged on Friday and have been noisily haranguing their parents to bring food to their various ‘secret’ locations all over the weekend whilst I’ve been gardening. I also found another Blue Tit nest this weekend in the stonework of the wall around our side garden and today the two of the chicks from that later brood were squeezed into the entrance hole chirping madly at anything which passed, including Joe and me.