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It won't be long before the blue tits leave the nesting box

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The baby blue tits are now almost the same size as the adults so I'm not expecting them to stay in the nesting box for too much longer. The adult doesn't stay with them at night so I expect this is her way of trying to wean them. Both adults are still busy bringing back food every few minutes and taking away their poo. The babies are busy preening their feathers and they actually look like they are getting ready for the next stage of their life. I went fishing today and I was half expecting to find the box empty when I came back, however, they are still in there this evening. Is going to be quite sad when they do go, I've kind of got used to their racket during the day when I'm on the computer here with them behind me on the television.

I think my fears that one or even two of the blue tits may not survive was a little premature. This evening they'll seem perfectly healthy and are all huddled together waiting for food.


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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