Removal of dead fledgling

Good afternoon, 

I have a bird box which has a family of blue tits in it, I’ve been watching for a couple of weeks, but approximately 10 minutes ago saw some unusual activity, mum came out after pecking the entrance hole for a while, then turned back and seemingly dragged what looked like a dead fledgling out and flew off . Is this quite a normal occurrence please?

Thanks in advance 

  • Sadly nature will take its course BP, iIf the young one has died, the parent will remove it. Sometimes not, only a few days ago someone posted that the parent was sitting in the nest with a dead and two live babies, and was asking whether thy should remove the dead one. Hopefully you will have nestlings to see around the gareen.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.