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Post by davelumb » Mon Jun 01 2020 10:50

I wasn't sure how the nest boxes would do with putting two up quite close together, but both have been nested in. The one I can see clearly from the house has seen loads of activity the last coupel of days with the adult's hesitating to go in. I wondered if that was because there were chicks in the way. I think I might have been right because this morning I saw a little head poking out of the hole! :grin:

So I got my camera. Big as I can't get any closer, but they're OK for web viewing.

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Post by alan behenna » Mon Jun 01 2020 11:02

:thumbs:

Nice to see your own builds occupied.

Best Al can do here is to notice my regular rowdy Goldfinch gang now have an occasional fledgling sitting on the feeder arms with them. Small, drab, with no red faces or black caps, being fed the odd kernel from an adult bird.

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Post by dave-newman » Mon Jun 01 2020 11:04

lovely set there mate

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Post by davelumb » Mon Jun 01 2020 11:27

Ta. Been watching, videoing and photographing some more. I don't know if there are any more chicks but this one hasn't moved from the hole all morning. It'll be too fat to get through it at this rate!

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Post by davelumb » Mon Jun 01 2020 17:45

Just seen one of the adults feeding two little ones by my feeder. :smile:

I was too slow to get any pics before the sparrows scared them off. But here's one I took earlier at the nest box.

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Post by Happy Hayes » Mon Jun 01 2020 18:41

Lovely pictures, Mr Lumb
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Post by Will Smith » Mon Jun 01 2020 20:34

It must be exhausting feeding a brood of chicks, the parents never seem to stop.

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Post by davelumb » Mon Jun 01 2020 20:38

It's all go! :grin:

I think I might have been mistaken. There is still at least one chick in this box. Maybe the other box's brood is the one that's fledged. :shrug:

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Post by Kev Berry » Thu Jun 04 2020 13:50

The adult looks like its had a bad night out and a good hiding as well :laughs:

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Post by davelumb » Thu Jun 04 2020 13:53

Kev Berry wrote:
The adult looks like its had a bad night out and a good hiding as well :laughs:
Hardly surprising. It had been flying back and forth then sticking it's head in its offspring's gob from dawn to dusk !

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Post by Kev Berry » Thu Jun 04 2020 13:54

davelumb wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
The adult looks like its had a bad night out and a good hiding as well :laughs:
Hardly surprising. It had been flying back and forth then sticking it's head in its offspring's gob from dawn to dusk !
the t*ts on my feeders all look the same Dave

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Post by davelumb » Thu Jun 04 2020 13:57

Kev Berry wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
The adult looks like its had a bad night out and a good hiding as well :laughs:
Hardly surprising. It had been flying back and forth then sticking it's head in its offspring's gob from dawn to dusk !
the t*ts on my feeders all look the same Dave
It's a busy time for them. And they might have another brood too.

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Post by John Milford » Thu Jun 04 2020 14:11

I know everyone is washing their hands more now anyway, but definitely do it when handling bird feeders.

There is a pneumonia type disease, affecting blue t*ts in particular, that has killed 11,000 birds in Germany this spring and they carry diseases communicable to humans too.

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ean-birds/
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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