Four baby blue tits have now hatched out of the nine eggs that are in the box, five eggs are still intact.
Even though the female is still incubating the five unhatched eggs her and the male are spending quite a lot of time during the day collecting food for the young babies. They appear to be feeding them on small caterpillars. The young are still very frail and not able to sit up properly just yet.
I don't know when the remaining eggs will hatch, or even if they will hatched. However, when they do hatch the young will have quite a lot of catching up to do and hopefully will be able to compete for food with their slightly older siblings.
I was surprised to see the female removing small white sacks of faeces from the babies backside and then promptly eating them, disgusting individuals :-)
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