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I fear one of the blue tits may not survive

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I'm very worried about one of the little blue tits. The two blue tits that hatched before the other two seem to be the strongest and biggest. Even though all the eggs hatched on the same day it seems that just those few hours gave the first two hatchlings much better chance of growing quicker and stronger and now being able to compete much easier for food. Out of the four baby blue tits one of them seems to be having quite a struggle getting the adults to notice it and feed it. It seems to be stuck underneath all the other three who continue to plunk themselves on top of this poor helpless little waif.

Obviously, there's not much I can do it apart from watch and hope that maybe the stronger babies will fledge first and give the others a chance to catch up with a few meals. I really don't know what to expect because this is the first time I've ever observed blue tits rearing their young.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed because the last thing I want to be doing is finding myself retrieving a little baby blue tits body from the box.


I live on the south-west coast of England in a small town called Brixham.  I been confined to a wheelchair 1986 after breaking my neck in a swimming pool accident.  Computers are my saviour and I spend most days doing one thing or another on my PC.  Other interests I have include angling and amateur radio.  I also run a website and forum dedicated to looking after and caring for the Oscar fish cichlid


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