New Camera Remote

I have been wanting to set up my camera in the field and then fire it remotely so I can take some pictures, close-up of Fern and Flynn feeding. I have bought  Hahnel… Continue reading

New Fern images

Here are a few photos I have taken this week of Fern….

Mega food intake

No wonder those chicks grow quickly…. these blue tits are in and out at an amazing rate. The female has spent a little less time on the nest today and more time out… Continue reading

Nestbox Activity 13th May

Here is a short video sequence of the chicks over about a 20 minute period.

Now there are 7!

There are definitely seven hungry mouths opening today. The gapes are really bright yellow now and you can see some fluff appearing on some of the chicks’ bodies. The female has still spent… Continue reading

Six chicks?????

I have watched the footage back today and can only see 6 chicks. I can’t see any eggs though, which is a bit confusing. Maybe the very newly hatched chicks are not gaping… Continue reading

One egg left…

I think there is only one egg left to hatch… difficult to see as the cup is so deep and all the chicks are spread over the remaining eggs. They are all beginning… Continue reading

From my office window……

Fern & Flynn are still regular visitors and someone asked how close they are to the house…… tonight I took these shots from my office window. It is upstairs and overlooks the field… Continue reading

More eggs hatch….. part 2

Here are a couple of videos from today. The first one is shots over a 10 miute period in the nestbox. The second one clearly shows the chicks a day / 2 days… Continue reading

More eggs hatch

Wow, have those blue tits been busy! They started at about 5.20am this morning and were active up until about 8pm tonight! Over the day, the male has been bringing food all day,… Continue reading