Blue tit chicks fledged last night - some at 1am.

I'll post a fledging video of this on Sunday.

Four chicks fledged just after 1am, which I understand is most unusual.
The three remaining chicks fledged at around 6am with their parents helping.

I've looked at the nest box footage and it looks like one of them was in a panic and scaring the others. No preditor got into the box, but it was almost that one had and there was panic that I haven't seen before.

With a bit of luck they're all ok.

  • Looking forward to seeing the vid Billy! they're all safe!

     

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  • The chicks fledged but the 1am piece is not easy viewing! Some caution advised.
    The 6am part is more pleasing on the eye though.
  • Here's the conclusion of our blue tits nest box adventure this year. After having none of our boxes used last year, one of the boxes was used this year by an amazing pair of blue tits. They worked like trojans throughout and have given life to 7 chicks. We've seen at least one of the parents in the garden since fledge, so hopefully we'll see the chicks soon. Good luck for a good life young chicks!