#30DaysWild – Day 9 My Jackdaws Fledge …

Many of you have been watching the story of my jackdaws unfold as this camera has been on the front page of my website for the last month or so. This pair laid 5 stunning blue eggs back in April…

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The eggs started hatching in early May and we soon had 5 tiny, jelly-bean babies in the box!

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Only two chicks survived, but these two have thrived! These chicks have grown amazingly fast and have been doing a huge amount of wing stretching over the last week or so and they were often peeping out of the entrance, contemplating the big wide world!

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Today, they finally took the plunge and left the box.

It has been a privilege to follow this family and I will be watching out for them in the garden and on the feeders.